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Nigeria ranks fourth country in the world with highest HIV/AIDS victims

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According to results from the survey conducted among adults between the age of 15 to 64 years across the six geo-graphical zone, the North Central zone follows closely with 2.1 per cent, while the South East zone is at 1.9 per cent. "Today is a critical turning point in Nigeria for an HIV epidemic that has killed many of our countrymen and women". Buhari said his government, since assumption of office, has paid particular and deliberate attention to careful planning as a way of implementing ... Read More »

Study rekindles debate on eggs-heart health link

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This news might be hard to swallow for some egg lovers, considering the fact that the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans actually encourages the consumption of eggs as part of a healthy eating pattern. The study findings mean the current USA dietary guideline recommendations for dietary cholesterol and eggs may need to be re-evaluated, the authors said. Read More »

How Trump wants to whack Medicare and Medicaid spending

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A senior Senate Republican gave a lukewarm welcome to U.S. President Donald Trump's 2020 budget plan, complaining on Wednesday that growing debt was taking the country in "an ominous direction". The committee estimates only 11 percent of the proposed Medicare cuts come from Medicare Part D reforms. The National Institutes of Health, which conducts and supports medical research, would lose $4.5 billion in funding, another politically unpopular idea, though the Department of Veteran's Affairs ... Read More »

Unvaccinated Kids Are Now Banned From Schools In Italy

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The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) study after a major measles outbreak in the country in 2017 found that almost 89 percent of cases were reported among unvaccinated people. The BBC wrote that the law was passed to bolster flagging Italian vaccination rates, which is in part due to a growing movement of anti-vaccination activists (widely known as antiaxxers). Read More »

New Zealand prepares for major measles outbreak with free vaccinations

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Arowhenua Whanau Services primary health nurse Jackie Corby said the clinic is not doing anything specific for measles, and they are going by the guidance given by the Ministry of Health. All these can easily be prevented by getting vaccinated. The measles immunization rate for OH children ages 4 to 6 - children who have received the recommended two doses of MMR vaccine - is 92 percent, according to the Erie County Health Department statistics. Read More »

California patient, 78, told he is going to die via robot videolink

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This 2009 photo provided by Catherine Quintana shows her father, Ernest Quintana , in Fremont , Calif. Their family hopes they can review these policies and how they break life-threatening news to dying patients. Ms Spangler said she wanted the media to get involved in the situation after Kaiser Permanente said it would "take note" of the family's complaints. Read More »

FDA approves controversial drug for depression

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The drug is to treat severe symptoms of depression, including adults with treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Ketamine targets a different receptor in the brain and appears to have a more direct effect than those drugs. Treatments will be administered at doctor's offices or clinics, where patients will self medicate with the spray and then be monitored for at least two hours. Read More »

Facebook takes down fake accounts in UK, Romania

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Laughing, Lindenberger said, "Not Facebook". "We have long believed that simply removing provocative thinking such as this does little to build awareness around facts and different approaches to health", it said in a statement . "What they're fearful of is government regulation and any sort of intervention with their business model so they're going to, as much as possible, be relatively evasive while at the same time try to address the issue without compromising their commercial interests". Read More »

Public health agencies: Infant from Pima County diagnosed with measles

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A case of measles infection has been confirmed in the Interior Health region, in 100 Mile House. Measles is highly infectious and is spread by an airborne virus. The measles outbreak in Canterbury has now infected 25 people, and the Canterbury District Health Board says the number is likely to rise in the coming days. Read More »

"Watch ‘Captain Marvel" Audiences Get The Ultimate Surprise From Brie Larson

The last big hit was Warner Bros.'s "Aquaman" opened in late December to $68 million and went on to collect $1.14 billion worldwide. Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson , Samuel L. Captain Marvel was easily the number one film at the box office this weekend. The scene centers around Captain Marvel meeting the other heroes, and it explains why Fury has never used the handy pager to call her in before. Read More »

Finns health care reform fail: Finland government resigns over failed reforms

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Sipila was appointed prime minister by the Finnish parliament in May 2015 after his party won the general election. The government's plan involved a drastic re-organization of the way health care is administered at a local level - with control being transferred from today's 190 local authorities to 18 newly established counties - as well as a greater role for the private sector. Read More »

Facebook pledges to fight vaccine misinformation amid mounting criticism

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While Facebook will not be taking down these anti-vaccine groups and pages, the company will be lowering their rankings and reducing their distribution in the News Feed and Search. Facebook's new stance also comes as public health officials are struggling to contain a measles outbreak in Clark County, Wash., that has wreaked havoc on the community there. Read More »

Battle against Ebola in Congo being lost amid militarised response, MSF says

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Congo's Ebola epidemic has killed almost 600 people, making it the second deadliest in the world. This is the second largest Ebola outbreak on record causing a massive global response. MSF, which is active across DRC, is considering whether to resume activities in the two areas, but is intent on avoiding the use of security personnel on site or in rounding up patients, Liu said. Read More »

FDA Approves Nasal Spray Depression Treatment Spravato Based On Club Drug Ketamine

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That's about 5 million of the 16 million Americans with depression. Johnson & Johnson said the wholesale cost of each Esketamine treatment will range from $590 to $885, depending on the dose. The list price of a drug is not necessarily what patients actually pay. "I close my eyes and my mind is amazingly quiet". The approval of the drug is the first major success since the arrival of a drug called Prozac that showed a ray of hope for fast-acting treatments in 1987. Read More »

Second HIV Patient May Be Cured After Transplant

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The London patient is only the world's second person to go into remission from HIV. The interaction may have helped destroy some of the HIV infection in the patients, Gupta says. But the reason this case is so significant is that it could help experts who are looking for new ways to tackle HIV and achieve a cure. Understanding how the body can naturally resist the infection does offer up hope of this, even if it is still a long way off. Read More »

Fitbit Versa Lite hands on review

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Chief Executive James Park said at a press event ahead of the product release that the company has almost 28 million active users. "We will continue to build on the Fitbit platform to provide a more personalised and valuable experience for our users through a paid premium service expected to launch later this year". Read More »

Teen shares why he defied mother’s anti-vaccination ideas

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It's risky: 1 in 20 patients get pneumonia, and 1 in 1,000 get brain swelling that can lead to seizures, deafness or intellectual disability. A U.S. "The only way to protect against measles is to get vaccinated". "If the nurse's aide is not immunized, she can be a Typhoid Mary, if you will, bringing disease to many who are immunocompromised", Cassidy said, adding that in a school setting, requirements may be in place to protect the health of students, including those who might have ... Read More »

Grab The Sweetener: Ariana Grande's Got A New Drink At Starbucks

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The drink, which is now available at all stores across the United States and Canada, is available in two flavors-caramel and cinnamon-and can be ordered iced or hot. "The original Spanish beverage combines cinnamon and lemon zest with a frothy texture, which inspired us to reinvent the beverage as a macchiato", said Erin Marinan, who works on Starbucks research and development team, in a statement. Read More »

Stem cell transplant shows promise for AIDS treatment

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According to a study published in the journal Nature , a man in London , who prefers to remain anonymous, was treated with stem cell transplants from donors with CCR5-delta 32 mutation. Some who have lived with HIV for years said the fact that it can be managed obscures the health complications that can arise from both the virus and its medication. Read More »

Second HIV patient reportedly cured after stem cell transplant

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Both the first patient to be cured of H.I.V., Timothy Ray Brown, who is now 52 and was cured in 2007, and the new patient, whom scientists refer to as the " London patient ", were afflicted with forms of cancer and were given bone-marrow transplants meant to treat their cancers, not the H.I.V virus, according to The New York Times . Read More »

Eli Lilly seeks to quell drug price anger with cheaper insulin

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Drugmaker Eli Lilly announced plans on Monday to sell a half-price version of its popular insulin injection Humalog, as it fends off criticism about rising drug prices in the United States. "But charging nearly $140 for a vial of insulin - a drug that was invented almost a century ago - is still too high", said Ben Wakana, executive director of Patients for Affordable Drugs. Read More »

Long-Term HIV Remission After Medicine Discontinued

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The London patient , whose case is set to be presented at a medical conference in Seattle on Tuesday, has asked his medical team not to reveal his name, age, nationality or other details. The case is proof of the concept that scientists will one day be able to end AIDS , the doctors said, but does not mean a cure for HIV has been found. Read More »

London man becomes second in world to be cured of HIV

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Both Brown and the London patient underwent bone marrow transplants because they needed to treat their cancer , not to treat their HIV; and both experienced side effects of rejection at varying levels, since they received cells from an unrelated donor. Read More »

Measles outbreaks: The other congressional hearing you should follow today

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Most people born before 1957 are thought to have been infected naturally with the virus through measles outbreaks . The World Health Organization has already raised concerns about the world's measles epidemic. "We also recommend people have chicken pox, hep A, HPV vaccines, and meningitis B vaccines", said Fredell. The report also specifically calls out the rise in measles cases around the globe, as a result of "vaccine hesitancy". Read More »

Vt. Health Commissioner responds to current measles outbreak

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For a child with a compromised immune system, measles can be as risky as a gun. From January 1 to February 23, 2019, there had been 12,700 measles cases reported in the country with 203 deaths. Dix said one of government's biggest steps will be to make it easier for people to access their immunization records to know what shots they actually received and when. Read More »

Washington State to Sue over Trump’s New Abortion Policy

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Well, I want to talk about what this means for patients, for people's health care, and what it means for patient rights, because the Title X gag rule also has a gag, which is to prohibits doctors and nurses from telling our patients full and accurate medical information. Read More »

Incredibly rare "semi-identical" twins born in Australia

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The first set of semi-identical twins was identified in 2007 in the USA, when they were infants; this is the first time semi-identical twins have been identified in the womb , according to the report . The 28-year-old woman was a mother for the first time and had conceived naturally, BBC reported . In the case reported in today's research, the pregnancy was identified as twins at six weeks. Read More »

Ontario unveils overhaul to 'disconnected' health care system

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She says local health teams will help co-ordinate care. "We certainly don't want any of the current systems in place to be in jeopardy through a transition process", said Cooper Burger. Home and community care: contact your care coordinator for any questions about your care. How many jobs will be lost? In early February, the NDP leaked a government draft bill which first revealed the super agency plan. Read More »

M&A flurry continues with $21bn Danaher bid for GE unit

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Danaher said after tax benefits, the deal will have a price tag that is closer a $20 billion. - GE jumped 8.1 per cent to US$10.99 ahead of regular trading in NY. GE Healthcare has a global installed base of more than 4 million imaging, mobile diagnostic and monitoring units. The remaining parts posted about $17 billion in revenue a year ago, the company stated, with operating profit margins in the mid-teens. Read More »