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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

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

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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Health officials say 5 cases of measles confirmed in Texas

Health officials say 5 cases of measles confirmed in Texas

However, measles is highly contagious. While the majority of children in Donegal still receive the MMR vaccine, the numbers have been dropping slightly over the past few years. One case of measles h...

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Study finds surprising link between higher sperm concentrations and marijuana smoking

Study finds surprising link between higher sperm concentrations and marijuana smoking

It could be that males with higher circulating testosterone concentrations are also more likely to smoke pot and engage in other "risk-taking behaviours", he and his co-authors postulate. Researchers ...

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OR measles cases rises to 4 as Vancouver-area reaches 50

OR measles cases rises to 4 as Vancouver-area reaches 50

Three Multnomah County youths have measles , bringing Oregon's total of measles cases to four. "During an outbreak is when you see an influx of patients who would otherwise be vaccine-hesitant", ...

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Confirmed Measles Cases In Oregon

Confirmed Measles Cases In Oregon

A case of measles was confirmed in Denton County on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to seven. As a highly contagious infection, measles can live in an airspace where an infected person was for...

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Ontario government employee fired after leak of Ford’s health plan

Ontario government employee fired after leak of Ford’s health plan

The NDP has released documents they say appear to be government presentations, and include references to cabinet approving the plan and appointing board members. The NDP leader said the contracts woul...

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry Named Designated Survivor

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Named Designated Survivor

As soon as the news that Rick Perry is the designated survivor was announced, people took to Twitter to remember the moment the Energy Secretary and former presidential candidate appeared on the rea...

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Men's Brains Are Three Years 'Older' Than Women's at the Same Age

Men's Brains Are Three Years 'Older' Than Women's at the Same Age

The brain still uses sugar for cognitive function, but aerobic glycolysis plateaus at a low level usually by the time people are in their 60s. Scientists have just found a new distinction between th...

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Washington Measles Outbreak Spreads

Washington Measles Outbreak Spreads

Children who are deficient in vitamin A are at higher risk for severe complications from measles if they get the disease, but most children in the USA receive sufficient amounts in their diet. Most c...

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Obesity-Related Cancers on Rise in Young Adults

Obesity-Related Cancers on Rise in Young Adults

From 1999-2000 to 2015-2016, the prevalence of obesity in the USA population increased from 20.5 percent to 39.5, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Building on earlier res...

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Widespread flu activity reported

Widespread flu activity reported

The State, particularly Perth, has experienced higher than average flu cases this year, with 390 laboratory-confirmed cases for January - nearly double the number for the same month in the previous tw...

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Kids Are Using Too Much Toothpaste With Fluoride, CDC Says

Kids Are Using Too Much Toothpaste With Fluoride, CDC Says

Note that this is the time when permanent teeth are being formed. This exceeding amount of toothpaste could potentially exceed the daily recommendation of fluoride intake and also contribute to denta...

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Why women's grey matter ages better than men's

The discovery may help to explain why women tend to stay mentally sharp longer than men in their later years. However, it's possible that it could explain why "women don't experience as much cognitiv...

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