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Ottawa residents asked to check vaccine records to prevent local measles spread

Ottawa residents asked to check vaccine records to prevent local measles spread

Anyone who was there between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. might have been exposed, the public health agency said. Born in or after 1970 and never received a measles-containing vaccine. Some are unaware of i...

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Google offers minimum wage, health benefits to contract workers

The disparity has led to calls for better conditions for the workers. More than 900 Google workers have signed a letter objecting to the tech giant's treatment of temporary contractors, in what orga...

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Ebola spreading through DRC faster than ever, says WHO

Ebola spreading through DRC faster than ever, says WHO

The new documented cases follow the worldwide organisation less than three weeks ago saying Ebola was largely contained and could be stopped by September. Ebola virus disease, also formerly known as E...

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Cholera cases mount to over 1000 in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Cholera cases mount to over 1000 in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Cholera has infected at least 1,052 people in Mozambique's cyclone-hit region, the health ministry said Monday in a new report, marking a massive increase from 139 cases reported four days ago. C...

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There are more measles cases so far this year than in 2018

There are more measles cases so far this year than in 2018

The CDC website explains that the federal government started recording measles outbreaks in 1912, and in the first decade of record-keeping an average of 6,000 measles-related deaths were reported...

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One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet

Consuming not enough fruit was found to have contributed to the death of 2 million people, while a diet of too little whole grains contributed to the death of 3 million lives. Those diseases are heavi...

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FDA to Investigate Link Between Vaping, Seizures in Young Adults

FDA to Investigate Link Between Vaping, Seizures in Young Adults

Based on the data it has, these seizures were experienced by both first-time and "experienced" e-cigarette users; in addition, some users had a history of seizures. "We have reports indicating that so...

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Measles cases approach 27000 year-to-date

Measles cases approach 27000 year-to-date

In 1991, there were 65 cases of measles reported. "The MMR vaccine has proven to be a safe and effective way to help protect against measles, mumps and rubella". Please know we are working closely w...

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Gallup: Americans Borrowed $88B for Healthcare in '17

Gallup: Americans Borrowed $88B for Healthcare in '17

The survey, released on Tuesday, noted that 65 million adults ignored a health issue over cost, and a quarter needed to cut back expenses elsewhere to pay a health-related expense. Combining more than...

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Scant evidence that e-cigarette growth linked to 'renormalization' of teen smoking

Scant evidence that e-cigarette growth linked to 'renormalization' of teen smoking

During that period, they found, the percentage of 13-to-15 years olds who had smoked at least once fell from 70 to 27, and the share of regular smokers dropped from 19 to five percent. Data on smoking...

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GOP Planning

GOP Planning "Really Great" Healthcare Plan for After 2020 Election

The reform plan "will be far less expensive & much more usable than ObamaCare". "Even the Dems want to replace it, but with Medicare for all, which would cause 180 million Americans to lose their belo...

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CDC: 2019 Measles cases 2nd highest since 2000

CDC: 2019 Measles cases 2nd highest since 2000

In 2014, 667 cases were reported over the entire year. This year's numbers have been driven by outbreaks in several states, including New York, California, Illinois, Texas, and Washington. There wer...

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Call to end Affordable Care Act is 'immoral,' says CHA president

Call to end Affordable Care Act is 'immoral,' says CHA president

The Trump administration, however, is not waiting for Congress to change the health care system, particularly Obamacare . It's arguing that the law is unconstitutional because Congress repealed fines...

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Rolling Stones delay tour as Jagger seeks medical treatment

Rolling Stones delay tour as Jagger seeks medical treatment

The Rolling Stones announced Saturday that US and Canadian tour dates will be postponed due to lead singer Mick Jagger's health problems. The Rolling Stones are postponing their North American ...

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Public health officials warn of measles exposure at Vaughan Mills mall

Public health officials warn of measles exposure at Vaughan Mills mall

Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily to those who are susceptible. Provincial health officials recommend two doses of measles vaccine for children. Anyone born before 1970 is c...

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The Trump Administration Wants to Strike Down Obamacare. Again

The Trump Administration Wants to Strike Down Obamacare. Again

The federal judge hearing our case correctly called out the "absurdity" of the Administration's reasoning, and ruled the Administration was unlawfully attempting an "end run" around the ACA. The eli...

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Surgeons perform kidney transplant from donor living with HIV

Surgeons perform kidney transplant from donor living with HIV

However, this transplant changes conventional perception and is a boon to the HIV-positive patients that are looking for organ transplants . But newer HIV medications are safer and more effecti...

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US Congress to get redacted Mueller report by mid-April

US Congress to get redacted Mueller report by mid-April

Representative Jerry Nadler, a Democrat who heads the House Judiciary Committee, responded to Barr's letter by saying he wanted the "full and complete Mueller report, without redactions" by April 2. M...

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A bottle of wine is as unsafe as 10 cigarettes

A bottle of wine is as unsafe as 10 cigarettes

Drinking a bottle of wine increases the risk of cancer to the same extent as smoking 10 cigarettes, a study has found. Scientists calculated the cancer risk of alcohol compared to smoking and came up ...

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Teen Dies From Tapeworms in the Brain

Teen Dies From Tapeworms in the Brain

Formerly known as "grand mal" seizures , these neural disturbances cause stiffened muscles and a loss of consciousness. According to the doctors, the 18-year-old had been having pain in his right g...

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Centene Agrees to Buy WellCare for $15B

Centene Agrees to Buy WellCare for $15B

In a research note, Leerink Parnters analyst Ana Gupte wrote that the move would allow Centene to drive margin expansion and accelerate its slowing growth, while diversifying itself at a time when t...

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Welch: Trump health care turnaround blind-sided GOP

Welch: Trump health care turnaround blind-sided GOP

Some Republicans expressed surprise that Trump would divert some of the attention away from his victory lap on special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusion that his campaign didn't conspire with Russia...

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AI can help predict premature deaths

AI can help predict premature deaths

For the research, the group included over a large portion of a million people matured somewhere in the range of 40 and 69. Just over 14,000 of the people in the study died during the research period...

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Medicaid Work Requirements Struck Down

Medicaid Work Requirements Struck Down

Hospitals in some states that have proposed work requirements could lose more than 20% of Medicaid revenue per hospital, according to the report, as well as seeing massive rises in uncompensated care ...

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New York county bans unvaccinated minors in public as measles spreads

New York county bans unvaccinated minors in public as measles spreads

The order was announced yesterday in response to a major measles outbreak in the area. Children who have not been vaccinated are barred from all public places as of midnight early Wednesday morning,...

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Woman with gene mutation feels nearly no pain

Woman with gene mutation feels nearly no pain

While the idea of a pain-free life might sound appealing at first, pain is actually really useful for living - otherwise you don't know when your hand is on a hot burner or when you've badly twisted...

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Walgreens to Sell CBD Products

Walgreens to Sell CBD Products

CBD has become more available in Chicago and across the country, with some users saying that it helps them relax. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp, a version of the cannabis plant that...

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FDA approves Novartis' next-gen MS drug Mayzent

FDA approves Novartis' next-gen MS drug Mayzent

With data suggesting that up to 80 percent of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis ( RRMS ), developing SPMS, Mayzent is an effective treatment for RRMS patients in transition and thos...

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March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

A colon polyp is a small nodule on the inner surface of the colon. "Someone could have polyps or colon cancer and not know it", said a hospital representative. The specimen is then sent to a laborator...

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Free MMR vaccines follow measles state of emergency in Rockland

Free MMR vaccines follow measles state of emergency in Rockland

During the outbreak, more than 17,000 vaccinations have been given in the county, according to CNN . An outbreak in Texas has resulted in 14 confirmed cases as of Thursday, and the state of...

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Specialists weigh breast implant safety amid new concerns

Specialists weigh breast implant safety amid new concerns

Davis said she learned her implants had ruptured when they were removed in 2017; her symptoms have since resolved. The link between breast implants and the development of anaplastic large cell lympho...

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How many cigarettes in a bottle of wine?

How many cigarettes in a bottle of wine?

They estimate that this is equivalent to five cigarettes a week for men and ten for women. Dr Theresa Hydes, who worked on the study, said: "It is well established that heavy drinking is linked to c...

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Measles confirmed in 15 states, outbreaks declared in five

Measles confirmed in 15 states, outbreaks declared in five

Right now, less than 73 percent of people under 18 have been vaccinated against measles in Rockland County, Day said . Skriloff said that the authorities had been making "steady progress" in en...

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Doctors Endorse Connecticut Efforts To Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption Among Kids

Doctors Endorse Connecticut Efforts To Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption Among Kids

This is enough to fill a bathtub, and it doesnt even include added sugars from food. "Most of my work has focused on adults and we have shown that, in addition to weight gain, regular consumption of...

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Cannabis-related incidents are sending more Coloradans to the ER

In addition, emergency department visits for psychiatric events and cardiovascular symptoms were more likely to be due to edible marijuana than inhaled marijuana. Volkow and Baler added that Monte and...

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