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US records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads

US records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads

The cases have previously been reported in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts , Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshi...

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71 new measles cases push US closer to record level

71 new measles cases push US closer to record level

That is already the most since 2014, when 667 were reported for the whole year. The Centers for Disease Control said from January 1 to April 11, there were 555 individual cases of measles confirmed...

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U.S. nears record number of measles cases

U.S. nears record number of measles cases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had recorded 626 cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease in 22 states as of April 19, the highest rate of infection in f...

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Can we bring dead pig brains back to life? Hold your horses

Sestan, whose team has used its technique to keep pig brains alive for up to 36 hours, has no immediate plans to try to restore electrical activity in a disembodied organ. In some European countries, ...

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Judge supports NYC's mandatory measles vaccination

Judge supports NYC's mandatory measles vaccination

The judge sided with municipal health officials who defended the order as a rare but necessary step to contain a surge in the highly contagious disease that has infected at least 329 people so far, ...

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1 dead after attack on hospital in Ebola outbreak, United Nations says

1 dead after attack on hospital in Ebola outbreak, United Nations says

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Two Hours Screen Time Linked To Children's Behavioral Problems

Two Hours Screen Time Linked To Children's Behavioral Problems

The research looked at more than 2,400 families and compared children who got at least two hours of daily screen time to those who had less than 30 minutes per day. The research used data from the C...

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Gene therapy might be a cure for

Gene therapy might be a cure for "bubble boy disease"

Jude doctor Brian Sorrentino who recently died, involves removing some of the babies' blood cells, using the altered HIV to insert the gene that the patients lack - and returning the cells through an ...

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Google Warns Employees After a Worker with Measles Visited HQ

Google Warns Employees After a Worker with Measles Visited HQ

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department said the case doesn't relate to any broader outbreak in the area. The April 4 incident at Google is not related to four recent cases of measles report...

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Researchers Cure Bubble Boy Disease with Gene Therapy that Involved Using HIV

Researchers Cure Bubble Boy Disease with Gene Therapy that Involved Using HIV

Three to four months later, seven of the babies were producing multiple types of normal immune cells, including some that had never been produced before in X-SCID patients treated with gene therapy ....

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Researchers 3D-print heart from human patient’s cells

Researchers 3D-print heart from human patient’s cells

Cardiovascular disease is the world's leading cause of death , according to the World Health Organization, and transplants are now the only option available for patients in the worst cases. The cells...

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NYC measles outbreak: First vaccination fines, 4 more schools shut down

NYC measles outbreak: First vaccination fines, 4 more schools shut down

The violations announced Thursday were issued to parents of unvaccinated children who had been exposed to measles. The same day, a NY judge dismissed a lawsuit brought against the city's Departm...

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Health officials investigating case of confirmed 'travel-related' measles in York Region

Health officials investigating case of confirmed 'travel-related' measles in York Region

Those traveling internationally should consider the expedited schedule, particularly for children and anyone who does not have evidence of immunity . The measles, mumps, rubella vaccine is administe...

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Multistate listeria outbreak linked to deli meats and cheeses

Multistate listeria outbreak linked to deli meats and cheeses

Consumer Reports said one of its own samples of counter-sliced deli meat purchased from a New York City deli contained a similar strain of Listeria. Retailers are also reminded to clean and sanitiz...

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Few measles cases in Florida and Georgia, despite outbreaks elsewhere

Few measles cases in Florida and Georgia, despite outbreaks elsewhere

She developed a fever on March 31 and entered the hospital that same day. That figure likely includes those born between 1957 and 1977 who require two booster shots to be fully inoculated against the ...

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20 most common myths around sleep busted

The following are the most worrisome, according to Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D., lead author of the study and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health, who...

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Only Half on Statins See 'Appropriate' Reduction in Bad Cholesterol

Only Half on Statins See 'Appropriate' Reduction in Bad Cholesterol

Overall, people who hit the 40 percent mark had a 14 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease. They were on average 62 years old when they began treatment. Indeed, the researchers did also find ...

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Regular Cannabis Users Require Twice as Much Sedation for Medical Process

Regular Cannabis Users Require Twice as Much Sedation for Medical Process

In the case of Propofol, for example, may be more than three times the dose needed, when people take on a daily or weekly marijuana or other hemp products. The researchers also observed that the use o...

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Added Sugar Labels Could Prevent Thousands of Diabetes, Heart Disease Cases

Added Sugar Labels Could Prevent Thousands of Diabetes, Heart Disease Cases

The Food and Drug Administration's new mandatory rules requiring labels on all packaged foods and drinks to indicate the presence of so-called added sugars could have substantial health and cost...

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The more rashers you eat increases risk of bowel cancer, study finds

The more rashers you eat increases risk of bowel cancer, study finds

Dr Bradbury said people who ate red and processed meat more than four times a week, had a higher risk than those who had it less than twice a week. "There's substantial evidence that red and proce...

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Feds Charge 60 People in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown

Feds Charge 60 People in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown

Benjamin Glassman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of OH, told reporters that the task force is also dedicated to getting help for the suffering. Another case involved the dentist, 64-year-old...

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Scientists Revive Cells in Dead Pigs’ Brains and Everyone Has Questions

Scientists Revive Cells in Dead Pigs’ Brains and Everyone Has Questions

But the work revealed a surprising degree of resilience among cells within a brain that has lost its supply of blood and oxygen, he said. How was the study done and what did it show? "This wou...

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Health stocks crumble as fears of 'Medicare for All' snowball

Health stocks crumble as fears of 'Medicare for All' snowball

According to a press release from ATR summarizing the options , the Sanders healthcare plan-eliminating private health insurance and having the government assume control of the healthcare sector-woul...

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Iowa Sees First Case of Measles Since 2011

Iowa Sees First Case of Measles Since 2011

The individual was not vaccinated and had recently returned from Israel, where transmission of the illness is occurring. The Iowa Department of Public Health clarified that there is no indication of...

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Alexa IS listening to your conversations

Experts are growing tired about using home speakers like the Echo or Google Home for medical consults as privacy issues grow, CNBC reports. We only annotate an extremely small sample of Alexa voic...

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USA halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

USA halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

The devices, made of synthetic or biological material, are commonly implanted in women to fix weakened or damaged tissue and provide support in cases of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The agency clear...

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Why 2nd-worst Ebola outbreak is rising concern

Steffen said they advised "redoubling efforts" to: detect Ebola cases as soon as possible, follow all contacts of those infected, and ensure vaccination of contacts. Mike Ryan, WHO's director of healt...

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Israeli scientists create first-ever living heart ‘printed’ from human tissue

Israeli scientists create first-ever living heart ‘printed’ from human tissue

Tal Dvir of TAU's School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and Sagol Center for Regenerative Bio...

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Global measles cases 'up 300% year-on-year'

Global measles cases 'up 300% year-on-year'

Most of the cases have been in NY, site of an outbreak among ultra-Orthodox Jews that started in the fall. The number of confirmed measles cases in New York City has increased to 329 since October...

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigns in Lordstown

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigns in Lordstown

Donald Trump will have to release five years of tax returns if he wants appear on the IL 2020 presidential ballot, the state's senate has ruled. Sanders said in his remarks at a community meeting...

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Patient privacy curtains often contaminated with superbugs, study finds

Patient privacy curtains often contaminated with superbugs, study finds

VRE is a bacteria that causes bloodstream infections . Patient colonization with MRSA and VRE were each associated with contamination of the bedside curtain, investigators determined. "MDRO curtain...

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Ebola cases on the rise in DR Congo — Red Cross

Ebola cases on the rise in DR Congo — Red Cross

With multiple rebel groups active in the region, wary communities sometimes resisting health workers and a heavily travelled border nearby, the risk of regional spread is deemed "very high", WHO says....

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CDC: Ground beef behind E. coli outbreak

CDC: Ground beef behind E. coli outbreak

Further investigations of the CDC will focus on tracing the common brand, supplier, or distributor of ground beef associated with the sick individuals. Antibiotics are not recommended for patients wit...

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NYC mandates vaccine to contain measles outbreak

NYC mandates vaccine to contain measles outbreak

He also said schools in certain areas that permitted attendance by unvaccinated students could be fined or temporarily closed. In New York, an worldwide traveler arrived in Rockland County with a ...

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Barr to testify before the Senate as Mueller's report looms

Barr to testify before the Senate as Mueller's report looms

Trump and his Republican allies have long insisted the various probes into his campaign were launched in bad faith, particularly the sprawling Russian collusion investigation, which concluded last...

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