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Ohio Teen Who Defied Mother By Getting Vaccinated Testifies Before Congress

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An Ohio teenager who defied his anti-vaccine mother and received shots against several unsafe diseases was the star witness at a Senate hearing Tuesday. She also said she respects her son's decision to be vaccinated, but doesn't agree with it and wishes her son had listened to her reasoning as much as he took into account the research he did. Read More »

Second patient believed to be cured of AIDS

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The anonymous "London patient" appears to have been infection-free for the past year and a half, after receiving a bone marrow transplant for cancer. Doctors in Britain said on Monday that the HIV-positive man had been cleared after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor. Read More »

Chicago PD launches internal probe over leaked information in Jussie Smollett case

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Smollett claimed he was the victim of a hate crime outside his Chicago apartment, in January telling police officers two white men beat him up and tied a noose around his neck while yelling homophobic and racial slurs. At the time, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi denied the reports, calling ABC7's sources "uninformed and inaccurate". TMZ also reported, "We're told authorities are trying to determine if the pages have the lettering found in the letter". Read More »

Blood pressure medicine recalled after potential carcinogen is found in it

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Its announcement is an expansion to a recall that the company first initiated in December 2018 on 80 lots. Camber Pharmaceuticals Inc. voluntarily recalled 87 lots of losartan tablets in the United States on Thursday. "Because of the potential for discovering other nitrosamine impurities, we are conducting an extensive organic chemistry analysis to develop novel testing methods to detect additional nitrosamine impurities, including NMBA", he said. Read More »

Make vaccines mandatory, says expert, warning Alberta at risk of 'significant' outbreak

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Washington now allows vaccination exemptions for children at public or private schools or licensed day-care centers based on medical, religious and personal or philosophical beliefs . Bonnie Henry expects there will be more. "The court of public opinion suggests there's a strong desire not to see people merely opting out or thinking, 'Well I just don't think I'm going to get this done for my kid, ' in the same way you're going to make other choices about putting them into ballet lessons ... Read More »

One case of measles confirmed in Bell County

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These six measles cases during the first month of 2019 are alarming since DSHS only confirmed 9 cases during all of 2018, and 1 during 2017. The United States outbreaks, which are defined as 3 or more cases, are in New York State, New York City and Washington State. Read More »

Washington vaccination rate spikes as measles outbreak continues

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Specimens for this suspect case are being sent to a specialized laboratory out of state to confirm measles , but it can take more than a week to get the results. Last year, 372 measles cases were confirmed nationwide, the most since an outbreak in 2014 sickened 667 people. In Australia, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson made unsubstantiated claims cautioning vaccination on the ABC's Insiders program in 2017, prompting a chorus of condemnation from health practitioners and politicians . Read More »

Call for early detection of cancer

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According to Croatian Institute of Public Health data (HZJZ), a fifth cycle of inviting women aged 50-59 to mammogram check-ups is under way as part of the National Breast Cancer Early Detection Programme. A group of Bangladeshi specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeons on Monday urged the people and the government to raise awareness about the dangers of oral cancer . Read More »

CDC raising concerns over increasing number of measles cases

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Alan Melnick, public health director in Clark County, Washington, just north of Portland. Most of the confirmed cases have been children under 10. Liberal-leaning OR and Washington have some of the nation's highest statewide vaccine exemption rates, driven in part by low vaccination levels in scattered communities and at some private and alternative schools. Read More »

Is breakfast always a good idea?

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Or, to be more precise, eating a big breakfast may not help people control their weight in the way many previously assumed. Previous studies have suggested that eating breakfast revs up the metabolism and can help dieters stop overeating later in the day. Read More »

Measles Outbreak Got Traction Due To Anti-Vaxxer Movement

Anyone who becomes sick or thinks they may have been exposed to measles should contact their health care provider immediately and let them know that you may have been exposed to measles. Public health officials have said the outbreak could last several more months. "There are 40 confirmed cases in the Northwest, including 38 clustered in southwest Washington, one in Portland and one in Seattle". Read More »

Health Officials Scramble To Contain Measles Outbreak

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At least 31 of those sick were not vaccinated. The county has a vaccination rate of 78 per cent, well below the level necessary to protect those with compromised immune systems or those who can't get vaccinated because of medical issues or because they are too young. Read More »

Flu is here - but it's not too late to vaccinate

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However, overall the province has given 278,000 doses of the vaccine , up eight per cent from past year. The 74-year-old man was vaccinated but the 64-year-old man was not, the county said. We still need to do more research to determine if it's actually helping prevent transmission of the flu from one person to another. Trevor Phillips, Executive Chairman of hVIVO , said in a press release , "The successful achievement of statistical significance in the primary endpoints from two Phase ... Read More »

De Blasio announces health care coverage for all New Yorkers

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The new NYC Care plan, which de Blasio said will be funded without tax increases, is an expansion of the city's existing MetroPlus plan covering hospital bills for low-income residents. or in Albany?" I want to make sure that's really, really clear. The ultimate solution is single payer health insurance for this whole country, or Medicare for all. Read More »

Flu season underway, not too late to get your flu shot

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While Allison had mild asthma, about half of children who die from the flu are otherwise healthy, according to the CDC . "There were just a lot more cases", she said. You can get a vaccine at any time, but officials recommend getting it as soon as possible. Still, most Albertans don't get vaccinated. Meanwhile, in Minnesota, the number of weekly flu-related hospitalizations remains far below figures in previous years. Read More »

'We were astonished': Man coughs up huge mystery blood clot

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But one man in California shocked his doctors when he coughed up an unusual-looking blood clot: It was in the shape of his lung. The unnamed patient was being treated at the intensive care unit at the University of California San Francisco Medical Centre, which was where reports say he started coughing violently. Read More »

Know Your HIV Status and Take Control

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The fact that the number of deaths among those on treatment and those that are not is nearly the same is an indication that there is a serious problem. He shared that he's now "HIV positive undetectable". "Their reluctance to make the HIV prevention drug PrEP available on the NHS is disgraceful". Read More »

Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials

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The case shows "there has been a failure of self-regulation by the scientific community" and said the conference committee would meet and issue a statement on Thursday about the future of the field, Mr Baltimore added. "We only found out about it after it happened, and after the children were even born". Other prominent researchers, such as Harvard's George Chruch, said that he thinks attempting gene editing to prevent HIV is "justifiable". Read More »

NEW Loblaw Pulls Romaine from Shelves Due to E. Coli Outbreak

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Grocery giants Empire Company Ltd., Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Metro Inc. said on Wednesday they were temporarily taking hundreds of products containing the vegetable off shelves at thousands of grocery stores that they own. At least one person has died and more than 160 people have reportedly gotten sick in 35 states. 'Retailers will be pulling romaine and possibly all other lettuce/leafy greens from their shelves (a process called quarantining) until the source is found'. Read More »