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Measles cases now up to 9

Measles cases now up to 9

While most people in Canada have been protected through vaccination , those who haven't been immunized or need a measles shot can get vaccinated for free at City Centre Urgent Primary Care Centre . ...

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Low-severity flu season — CDC

Low-severity flu season — CDC

This year's flu shot is already outperforming the vaccine issued during the tough 2017-2018 influenza season, federal health officials reported Thursday. "There's still a lot more flu season to co...

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Trump to sign border bill, declare emergency -McConnell

Trump to sign border bill, declare emergency -McConnell

Mr. Trump has been demanding US$5.7-billion for the wall from Congress since December as part of a larger government spending bill. It was a political fiasco for Trump and an early triumph for Pelosi....

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Women are being put off smear tests by 'shame' over HPV virus

Women are being put off smear tests by 'shame' over HPV virus

The warnings come after the charity surveyed more than 2,000 women on HPV, a common infection spread through skin-to-skin contact usually during penetrative or oral sex. "Every woman has the choice ...

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What diet drinks may do to women over 50

What diet drinks may do to women over 50

African-American women also had a higher risk of stroke . The research, published in the journal Stroke , included data from 81,714 post-menopausal women (who were aged 50-to-79 at the start of th...

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Trump Gains Weight, Now Considered Obese

Trump Gains Weight, Now Considered Obese

Someone with a weight of 240 pounds and at Trump's 6-foot-3 height - a BMI or Body Mass Index of 30.4 - is considered obese and past year Trump had been advised to change his diet and get more exercis...

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Experts warn deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could eventually spread to humans

Experts warn deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could eventually spread to humans

Now there are no vaccines for the disease, which is transmitted through animal-to-animal contact or indirectly through contaminated drinking water or food. Also, the disease should not be underestimat...

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Youth Smoking Rate Stops Dropping after Decades of Declines

Youth Smoking Rate Stops Dropping after Decades of Declines

While the number of middle and high school cigarette smokers has been falling steadily since 2011, the number of vapers has increased dramatically, from 1.5 percent to the 20.8 percent previous year. ...

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Second case of measles reported in the Vancouver area

Second case of measles reported in the Vancouver area

An uptick in measles cases in any given year can be caused by global travelers who bring the virus back to the U.S. Measles also can spread quickly in areas with "pockets of unvaccinated people", the ...

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Mental health issues affecting one in seven kids in the U.S

Mental health issues affecting one in seven kids in the U.S

Researchers looking at data from a survey of almost 50 million kids, ages six through 18, filled out by their parents, found that 7.7 million children had at least one mental health condition. Of th...

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Dr Congo Ebola Death Toll Passes 500: Health Ministry

Dr Congo Ebola Death Toll Passes 500: Health Ministry

The DRC is battling the second largest Ebola-outbreak in history. Of the 97 children who lost their lives, 65 were younger than five years old. Heather Kerr, Save the Children's country direct...

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Teen defies anti-vaccine parents, gets shots

Teen defies anti-vaccine parents, gets shots

Wheeler told Undark her son's decision to get vaccinated was a "a slap in the face". "My parents think vaccines are some kind of government scheme", he wrote on the posting. 'Obviously, it scare...

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Australia will reopen its Christmas Island detention centre

Australia will reopen its Christmas Island detention centre

The Federal Opposition is trying to get the crossbench to agree to changes around medical transfers for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island . Morrison added: "My job now is to ensure that bo...

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7 cases of mumps confirmed at Houston ICE facility, health department says

City of Houston health officials say they're working with the facility on infection control and will do an on-site visit soon. The viral disease begins with fever, aches and loss of appetite, then...

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AI to give doctors more time with patients says NHS

AI to give doctors more time with patients says NHS

A separate panel reporting on AI and robotics said that healthcare professionals should be educated in health data provenance, curation, integration and governance. Robotic surgery could be expanded ,...

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Health officials warn against

Health officials warn against "Boiling water challenge"

Boiling Water challenge sends 8 to hospital, sparks warning against risky trend Burn doctors are urging people not to participate in the "Boiling Water Challenge" after eight participants were hos...

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Case of measles confirmed in Vancouver

Case of measles confirmed in Vancouver

Lindenberger says he began researching the benefits of vaccination years prior and presented the information to his mother. According to the Washington Department of Health , almost one in four Cla...

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How exercise protects against Alzheimer's

How exercise protects against Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is estimated to affect almost 44 million people around the globe, according to the Alzheimer's Statistics website, which also suggests that only 1 in 4 patients get diagnosed. S...

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Ready meals link to greater risk of dying

Ready meals link to greater risk of dying

The chances of someone dying in the next seven years increases the more sugary drinks, factory-made breads and biscuits, candies and chocolate bars, mass-produced and packaged snacks, ready meals and ...

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Measles case confirmed in Vancouver; not linked to Washington outbreak

Measles case confirmed in Vancouver; not linked to Washington outbreak

Measles, a highly contagious disease once thought all but eradicated in the developed world, is making a comeback, and it's all thanks to anti-immunization efforts in recent years, says a recent repor...

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FDA warns breast implants linked to deadly cancer

FDA warns breast implants linked to deadly cancer

While the FDA's medical device reporting system allows patients, providers and manufacturers to each file their own reports, even if it's about the same case, not every report captures thorough inform...

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China says tests of possibly tainted medical product show no HIV

China says tests of possibly tainted medical product show no HIV

The source of the contaminated serums is still under investigation. Although the presence of HIV antibodies in Shanghai Xinxing's products does not definitively mean that the virus itself is present, ...

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Brick by Lego brick, teen builds own prosthetic arm

Brick by Lego brick, teen builds own prosthetic arm

David Aguilar has been building Legos since he was 5, locking pieces together with just one hand because he was born without his lower arm. "I wanted to... In need of an affordable prosthetic Aguila...

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City worker infected in LA typhus outbreak

As such, City Council President Herb Wesson made a motion asking for a report on the scope of the vermin problem at the City Hall as well as adjoining buildings. Los Angeles is now coping with an outb...

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Campaign launched to end mental health stigma | Border

Campaign launched to end mental health stigma | Border

As campaign ambassador Lauren explains in Time to Change's five tips on getting people to open up , there is no "right" way to talk about mental health, but sometimes thing are better when they're ke...

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Women's brains appear about three years younger than men's, study finds

Women's brains appear about three years younger than men's, study finds

Scientists have observed that people's brains change both in structure and function as they grow older. So Goyal and colleagues, including Marcus Raichle, MD , the Alan A. Consequently, women's brain...

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Japan to Cull 15000 Pigs as Swine Fever Spreads

Japan to Cull 15000 Pigs as Swine Fever Spreads

The government held a Cabinet meeting Wednesday to discuss rapid responses with officials from the prefectures. It is thought that the outbreak began at the Gifu prefecture last September. The natio...

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Trump vows to end HIV spread within 10 years, critics skeptical

Trump vows to end HIV spread within 10 years, critics skeptical

As Dr. Colfax told the SFAF: "My hope is that we will live to see the day where HIV is rare, when it does occur is readily treated and cured, and that the lessons learned from this epidemic will be ...

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Trump's Annual Physical Set For Friday, No Press Conference Expected

Trump's Annual Physical Set For Friday, No Press Conference Expected

U.S. President Donald Trump attends the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington , U.S., February 7, 2019. President Donald Trump will undergo his second physical examination as commander-in-chief, ...

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In our opinion: The pressure is rising on battling heart disease

In our opinion: The pressure is rising on battling heart disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says heart disease and stroke cost the economy $1 billion per day in medical costs and lost productivity. While almost 80 percent of cardiac events can...

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Philippines: measles cases sharply increase in Manila

Philippines: measles cases sharply increase in Manila

The health department reported that vaccine coverage rate plunged to 40 per cent past year (2018) from 70 per cent in 2017. Of those cases, 1,114 were children. It it likely to have fallen further a y...

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Blood Plasma Product Tested for HIV in China Is Negative

China's National Health Commission had earlier said there was a "very low" risk of HIV infection from the batch after a baby was reported to have tested "weak" HIV positive. In the 1990s, thousands o...

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Measles infections in Europe hit decade high in 2018

Measles infections in Europe hit decade high in 2018

The Washington State Health Department hasn't identified "patient zero" in the Clark County measles outbreak that has tallied 50 confirmed cases in Clark County and 55 total cases in Washington and ...

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Horse racing at Doncaster cancelled due to equine flu outbreak

Horse racing at Doncaster cancelled due to equine flu outbreak

Racing is still set to continue in Ireland, where Thursday's meeting at Thurles took place, but no entries from British stables will be accepted until further notice. "The BHA has worked quickly to id...

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Patient at Pennsylvania hospital is being tested for Ebola

Patrick J. Brennan, chief medical officer at Penn Medicine, told told NBC 10. "Proper protocols and precautions will remain in place to ensure the safety of all of our patients and staff", Brennan s...

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