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Polio scare as Malaysia reports first case in 27 years

Polio scare as Malaysia reports first case in 27 years

Though there is no known cure for the disease, it can be prevented through vaccination . Over the past thirty years, the world has made great progress in tackling polio , and the World Health Or...

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Kentucky's abortion ultrasound law

The ACLU said the Kentucky law has no medical basis and that its sole goal is to coerce a woman into not getting an abortion . In a lengthy list of court orders put out Monday morning, the Supr...

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Regional New Couchiching Family Health Team Announced News Centre

Regional New Couchiching Family Health Team Announced News Centre

Officials with the Ottawa Health Team say they believe the various organizations working together can do a better job of keeping people healthy. Eventually, the province plans to organize all health...

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Prince Harry Sentebale commemorating World AIDS Day

Prince Harry Sentebale commemorating World AIDS Day

Healthcare officials hope that as the test can be done in the comfort of one's home, this will encourage people to get tested and as a result know their HIV status. The virus quickly became one of the...

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Hair dye and chemical straighteners found to increase risk of breast cancer

Hair dye and chemical straighteners found to increase risk of breast cancer

The National Cancer Institute, part of the NIH , explains on its website that early hair dyes contained chemicals that were found to cause cancer in animals. In the end, the study found that women ...

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Samoan Government steps up fight against deadly measles outbreak

Samoan Government steps up fight against deadly measles outbreak

For a country to be safe from measles , 95% of the population must be immune. Measles vaccinations are now available for people aged six months to 60 years. Immunisation rates in Pacific island nat...

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US flu season gets here early

US flu season gets here early

It is too early to predict whether the season will be a severe one, but the CDC forecast analysis shows flu activity will likely peak between December and February with a 40 percent chance of a peak...

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Rise in cell phone use has led to more head injuries

Rise in cell phone use has led to more head injuries

According to the paper, the number of head injuries caused by cellphones spiked around 2007 (when the iPhone was released) and has only gone up from there. "Legally, they'd be opening a can of w...

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Peloton says encouraged by some support despite Christmas ad criticism

Peloton says encouraged by some support despite Christmas ad criticism

The commercial shows a thin woman receiving a Peloton workout bike for Christmas from her husband, and documenting her journey over the next year using it. On Tuesday, Peloton's stock dropped 9.1%, wh...

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LA Times Poll: Sanders Takes Lead in Calif.; Warren Falls

LA Times Poll: Sanders Takes Lead in Calif.; Warren Falls

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg addresses a news conference after launching his presidential bid in Norfolk, Virginia on November 25, 2019. Three months before the California pri...

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Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile

Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile

The public-private partnership includes the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank, among others. Further than its work on Ebola , Gavi also state...

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E-cigarette user diagnosed with lung disease normally found in metal workers

As evidenced by the woman's case, the symptoms of the condition include a cough, shortness of breath, a tight chest and feeling breathless or winded during normal activities like walking or using th...

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Biden Says He Would Consider Kamala Harris for Vice President

Biden Says He Would Consider Kamala Harris for Vice President

While frontrunner Joe Biden drives on with his "No Malarkey" bus tour of Iowa, Senator Kamala Harris has driven her "No Mullah" campaign bus into the exit lane of the 2020 Democratic presidentia...

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6 deaths linked to flu in Arkansas, health department says

6 deaths linked to flu in Arkansas, health department says

Tarrant County Public Health did not report the date that the child died, or the child's sex or age. The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting two more flu deaths in the state. Public he...

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Measles killed 140,000 in 2018, says WHO

Measles killed 140,000 in 2018, says WHO

And so far 2019 has been even worse. Within the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the place not sufficient kids have been immunised due to battle and low-quality well being providers, greater than 4,5...

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India saw 28% reduction in malaria cases last year

India saw 28% reduction in malaria cases last year

As a result, almost 900,000 children were born with low birth weight. Member countries adopted a "Ministerial Declaration on Accelerating and Sustaining Malaria Elimination in the South-East Asia Regi...

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Hot weather linked to rise in early childbirth

Hot weather linked to rise in early childbirth

Looking at 20 years of data on heat waves and birth timing across the United States, researchers "estimate that an average of 25 000 infants per year were born earlier as a result of heat exposure". T...

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Early cholesterol treatment lowers heart disease risk

Guy Mintz. Early and intensive action to reduce non-HDL cholesterol levels could reverse initial narrowing of the arteries, but it's not clear whether slightly increased or normal cholesterol levels...

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Brush your teeth thrice a day; reduce heart failure risk

Brush your teeth thrice a day; reduce heart failure risk

In 2003, the researchers performed an exam on participants and collected an array of health data, including their height, weight, illnesses, and oral health practices. Tae-Jin Song, of the Department ...

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Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals

Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals

Now scientists have figured out how to pack a month's supply into one capsule. Pictured here is the preclinical version tested in a new MIT study. Langer and Traverso also noted some people might op...

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New Trump Administration Program to Provide HIV Prevention Drugs for Uninsured

New Trump Administration Program to Provide HIV Prevention Drugs for Uninsured

Ready, Set, PrEP The Ready, Set, PrEP program will provide free PrEP for eligible individuals who are uninsured or not covered for prescription drugs. According to the U.S. government's own 2017...

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China gene-edited baby experiment 'may have created unintended mutations'

China gene-edited baby experiment 'may have created unintended mutations'

This work offers little justification for the editing and subsequent transfer of human embryos to generate a pregnancy. It is this gene that Jiankui claimed to have targeted using the powerful editing...

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Study finds permanent hair dye and straighteners increase risk for breast cancer

Study finds permanent hair dye and straighteners increase risk for breast cancer

A new study links hair dyes and chemical straighteners to breast cancer . Taking into consideration their overall health, lifestyle habits, and hair products they used, researchers found that those w...

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Joe Biden Nibbles Wife Jill’s Finger at Iowa Campaign Event

Joe Biden Nibbles Wife Jill’s Finger at Iowa Campaign Event

The act occurred as Jill Biden stretched her arm out while introducing her husband. FOX Business' Hillary Vaughn discusses Mayor Pete Buttigieg's recent surge in the polls . He added an emphasis on...

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One in five USA adolescents is now prediabetic, study says

One in five USA adolescents is now prediabetic, study says

For the study, CDC researchers used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2005-16. In a predictive model, male adolescents had almost double the prevalence of prediabet...

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Flu season marches on with another 2,000 new cases reported

Flu season marches on with another 2,000 new cases reported

Health Minister Greg Hunt announced an extra 400,000 shots, which have been ordered from manufacturer Sanofi and will be made available in the coming weeks. It wasn't until December of 2017 when flu a...

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Alaska reports first vaping injury case

Alaska was the last state to officially confirm a case of EVALI, which has caused 2,290 cases of lung illness and caused 47 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control. DHSS says that the pat...

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Sestak ends the candidacy of the Democrats to the presidency

Sestak ends the candidacy of the Democrats to the presidency

You may not have been aware that Joe Sestak, a retired three-star admiral and former congressman from Pennsylvania, was running for president as a Democrat. He served two terms in the House, 2007-20...

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Doctors pump new life into dead donor heart in US first

Doctors pump new life into dead donor heart in US first

The staff then performed a pioneering technique to run blood back into the disembodied heart, so it would beat once again. The first human heart transplant was performed in 1967 in South Africa. His...

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Elizabeth Warren shares tearful moment with queer teen when asked about acceptance

Elizabeth Warren shares tearful moment with queer teen when asked about acceptance

Biden also reacted to Senator Elizabeth Warren's strong showing at a Chicago campaign stop. Pollster Cornell Belcher, who worked on former President Barack Obama's SC research team, told the T...

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The South African celebrities who are living with HIV

The South African celebrities who are living with HIV

World Aids Day is trending on Twitter , with tweets showing support from celebrities like Elton John, George Takei and Tim Cook. Speaking at a conference to mark World AIDS Day, Mr Atuahene warned ...

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Utah teacher kicked out after homophobic rant about student's gay dads

Utah teacher kicked out after homophobic rant about student's gay dads

The 47-year-old Dancing with the Stars alum recently took to Instagram to reveal that his and husband Josh's 11-year-old son Daniel , whom they are in the process of adopting, was told "homos...

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Alberta public sector union bracing for up to 5,900 government job cuts

Alberta public sector union bracing for up to 5,900 government job cuts

Alberta's nurses union says it feels betrayed after the province announced it is looking to end 500 fulltime nursing positions over the next three years. "Jason Kenney repeatedly claimed that he was g...

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Fears for infants in Samoa as measles deaths mount

Fears for infants in Samoa as measles deaths mount

Samoa declared a state of emergency on the 16 of November after declaring the epidemic in October, and schools have been closed with young people being urged not to attend public gatherings. Kate O'...

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Samoa reports 249 measles cases in last 24 hours

Samoa reports 249 measles cases in last 24 hours

Radio New Zealand reports that a mass vaccination campaign is underway with dozens of New Zealand and Australian nurses in Samoa to assist. According to a government statement on Saturday, all but f...

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