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2 spa clients contract HIV after facial

2 spa clients contract HIV after facial

The New Mexico Department of Health said in a statement Monday it is now investigating the two cases of infection among clients who had injection procedures done at the VIP Spa in Albuquerque betw...

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Should You Get a Measles Booster Shot? Here's What Experts Say

Should You Get a Measles Booster Shot? Here's What Experts Say

Health officials say current measles outbreaks in the US are fueled by the anti-vaccination movement, which questions the safety of vaccines and frequently spreads false information on social media. T...

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Sea Hero Quest Appears to be Effective at Detecting Alzheimer's

Sea Hero Quest Appears to be Effective at Detecting Alzheimer's

According to a new article in the science journal PNAS (thanks, Kotaku ), the BAFTA-nominated game Sea Hero Quest was developed by United Kingdom studio Glitchers to help identify people with ear...

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Malaria vaccine rollout in children 'ends hiatus'

Malaria vaccine rollout in children 'ends hiatus'

Some years ago, the ministry of Health and ministry of Agriculture were at loggerheads after the ministry of Health wanted the spray of DDT ad is the case with Botswana and South Africa to completely ...

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MI residents concerned about reports of unsafe 'kissing bug' moving north

They were concerned about possible disease transmission from the insect, according to a CDC report Thursday. Experts said it's unclear why the bugs appear to be spreading north. The first parasite...

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Measles outbreak across USA hits 25-year high

Measles outbreak across USA hits 25-year high

There have been 202 confirmed cases of measles in the suburban county north of New York City. As of April 26, there were 695 confirmed cases in the U.S. William Moss, an infectious disease epidemi...

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Britney Spears to fans: 'All is well' despite family stress

Britney Spears to fans: 'All is well' despite family stress

In January, Spears told fans she wouldn't be performing in her new Vegas residency show called " Domination " due to her father's near-death health experience. However, it's important to always put yo...

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Planet Fitness: Teens can work out for free this summer

Planet Fitness: Teens can work out for free this summer

Teens can also take free fitness classes through the Planet Fitness PE@PF program. Teens under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign up. The company is giving away a total of $30,500 ...

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Lung cancer caused by dirty air kills thousands of non-smokers

The number of "never smokers" - those who have smoked less than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime - that die of lung cancer every year is greater than the numbers of people who die from cervical cancer...

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6,000 non-smokers die of lung cancer every year, warn Public Health England

6,000 non-smokers die of lung cancer every year, warn Public Health England

Some 6,000 people who have never smoked die in Britain annually from the disease, a larger number than are killed by cervical and ovarian cancer combined. The Royal Brompton doctors said "never-smok...

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Decreasing vaccination rates 'causing spread' worldwide — MEASLES OUTBREAK

Decreasing vaccination rates 'causing spread' worldwide — MEASLES OUTBREAK

Two doses are necessary for the highest level of protection. "While not compulsory, it is important everyone takes up the vaccinations they are entitled to, so we are focused on ensuring parents a...

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Britney Spears leaves treatment facility

Britney Spears leaves treatment facility

A source has since told E! I had to make the hard decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. As fans grew anxious, the hashtag #FreeBritney went viral and fans not only dema...

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Oral Treatment For Peanut Allergy More Harmful Than Helpful

It seems the jury may still be out on the overall effectiveness of oral immunotherapy for treating peanut allergies , and researchers involved in the newest study say that alone should give parents...

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Oregon Senate To Consider Bill Allowing Lottery Winners To Remain Anonymous

Oregon Senate To Consider Bill Allowing Lottery Winners To Remain Anonymous

Greg Albritton , sponsor of the legislation, said he was pleased with the outcome after early vote counts showed he was below the needed votes. "I think I'm optimistic, but it is certainly not in th...

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Brain implant translates thought to speech

Brain implant translates thought to speech

The new technology is a significant step toward restoring lost speech. The research , led by Dr Edward Chang from the University of California at San Francisco, US, is reported in the latest ...

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Worst US measles outbreak since 2000

Worst US measles outbreak since 2000

Mr Trump has previously appeared to link vaccines and autism. "I mean, it looks just like it is meant for a horse, not for a child, and we had so many instances, people that work for me, just the othe...

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Antibiotic Use Linked To Greater Risk Of Heart Attack & Stroke In Women

Antibiotic Use Linked To Greater Risk Of Heart Attack & Stroke In Women

As they found in their study online in European Heart Journal , a 28% increased risk of CV events such as myocardial infarction and stroke was also noted among women ages 40-59 with more than 2 month...

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Cal State LA measles quarantine grows to 656

Cal State LA measles quarantine grows to 656

Possible measles exposure forced California State University, Los Angeles , to send home 198 staffers and student employees of a library this week. The quarantine is expected to last for roughly ...

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Feature: Nigeria renews call for malaria elimination amid funding gap

Feature: Nigeria renews call for malaria elimination amid funding gap

He, however, noted that Nigeria still accounts for 25 per cent of the global malaria burden. Plasmodium falciparium accounted for 99.7 per cent of all malaria cases in WHO Africa.He said prevention ...

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Los Angeles universities quarantine students over measles outbreak

Los Angeles universities quarantine students over measles outbreak

So far this year, 38 people have been infected with measles in California , state officials said , according to the Los Angeles Times . The LA campuses of the University of California and Calif...

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Measles quarantine orders at 2 LA universities

Measles quarantine orders at 2 LA universities

More than 500 students, faculty and staff who may have come into contact with a student who contracted measles were screened. California has confirmed 38 cases, state health officials have said....

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Pakistan reports new cases, policeman killed in polio drive

Pakistan reports new cases, policeman killed in polio drive

Medics at Lady Reading Hospital said most of the children brought there were fine. An AFP reporter in Peshawar visited two hospitals where he saw thousands of panicked parents arriving in cars, mo...

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Girl bitten by blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ inside her home

Girl bitten by blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ inside her home

Triatomine sanguisuga , sometimes called "kissing bugs", attack humans by biting them in the face. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said while it sucks your blood, it defecates, which l...

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Why video games are more harmful to girls than boys

Why video games are more harmful to girls than boys

They discovered that while there were some noticeable effects, broadly speaking, video gaming was deemed not to be associated with social development. "It might be that poor social competence drives...

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Planet Fitness allows teens to workout for free all summer

Planet Fitness allows teens to workout for free all summer

To enter, a parent or legal guardian must register their child at any Planet Fitness location. After the parent/guardian signs a waiver, the teen can work out alone. The grand prize victor will earn a...

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Don't expose babies to electronic screens, says WHO

Don't expose babies to electronic screens, says WHO

Despite acknowledging that its "strong recommendations" were based on "very low quality evidence", the United Nations health agency said its advice could apply to all young children, regardless of gen...

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Skipping breakfast ‘could increase risk of dying from heart disease’

Skipping breakfast ‘could increase risk of dying from heart disease’

Insulin sensitivity - a hormonal factor that's linked to obesity and diabetes - is also impaired when the morning "fast" lasts too long, Bao and his colleagues said. Fifty-nine percent said they ate b...

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Measles Cases Confirmed in Sacramento County

Measles Cases Confirmed in Sacramento County

Five states as well as New York City are now experiencing measles outbreaks , that is, three or more cases, and these outbreaks the CDC has said are linked to travelers who brought measles into th...

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Microbial contaminants found in popular e-cigarettes

Microbial contaminants found in popular e-cigarettes

Founded in 1913 as the Harvard-MIT School of Health Officers, the School is recognized as America's oldest professional training program in public health. One hypothesis is that cotton wicks used in c...

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'Kissing Bug' related to fatal disease confirmed to be in Delaware

It was the first verified case in the state. A window air conditioning unit was located in the bedroom where the bite occurred. The family said that it had not traveled outside the local area. After t...

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No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

They should not be restrained for more than one hour at a time or sit for extended periods. The WHO defines sedentary screen time as "watching TV or videos or playing computer games". Despite ackn...

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FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of reversal Medication

FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of reversal Medication

To combat the problem of increasing death rate in the United States due to opioid overdose, the FDA has approved a generic variant of naloxone. Teva didn't immediately provide the product's price or...

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Measles cases in U.S. hit highest mark in 25 years

Measles cases in U.S. hit highest mark in 25 years

Both Florida and Georgia are reporting cases, joining at least 20 other states that have previous cases this year. The agency is "currently receiving, reviewing, and validating reports of measles case...

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Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli

Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli

No deaths have been reported. No supplier, distributor or brand of beef has been identified. Those sickened in this outbreak have reported eating ground beef at home and in restaurants, the CDC sa...

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Malawi leads world with malaria vaccine for young children

Malawi leads world with malaria vaccine for young children

They also found that it prevented three in ten cases of life-threatening malaria. A Health Surveillance Assistant gives a dose of the Malaria Vaccine into the first recipient on April 23, 2019 at Mi...

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