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Surge in U.S. measles cases leads to extraordinary measures

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There are now more than 700 cases of measles reported in 22 states. Five Brooklyn measles cases - including the original infection discovered in October - were traced back to trips from Israel, where another measles outbreak infected more than 1,000 people a year ago. Read More »

Measles outbreak passes 700 cases as vaccination gets unexpected support

As of April 26, the CDC confirmed a grand total of 704 cases of measles since the beginning of 2019-a figure that marks the greatest number of cases reported in the US since the elimination of measles in 2000. Measles in most people causes fever, a runny nose, a cough and a rash all over the body. The CDC says people who received a live measles vaccine in the 1960s do not need revaccination, but people vaccinated with a killed measles vaccine should get an MMR shot. Read More »

Biden says 'I am a union man,' at first 2020 campaign event

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A Biden ally was even more blunt about his appeal. Biden held his first campaign rally in Pittsburgh Monday, and began by joking "My name is Joe Biden , and I am Jill Biden's husband". Voters in Pittsburgh, though, said they would love to go back to the future. "They didn't do the job and now you have Trump, who is getting it done - big time!" tweeted the President. Read More »

Number of USA measles cases rises to 704 in 2019

None of the victims of the recent outbreak have died, but 3 percent have contracted pneumonia and 9 percent have been hospitalized because of complications from the disease, said CDC Director Robert Redfield. Since the mid 1990s, more than 91 percent of American children were reportedly vaccinated against measles. The current outbreak has escalated since 82 people in 2018 and more than 40 people in 2019 brought measles to the United States from other countries, most frequently Ukraine, ... Read More »

Britney Spears lost 5 pounds due to stress

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Britney Spears has checked out of the mental health facility where she was receiving treatment. "It was her decision to leave, but she will still be monitored from home", a source told the publication. "But don't worry, I'll be back very soon". According to TMZ , the "Piece of Me" hitmaker and her ex-husband Kevin Federline have an agreement that the boys spend three days with each parent before going to the other but for several months, they had largely been staying with their dancer ... Read More »

Skipping breakfast linked with increased risk of death from heart disease

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According to data provided by the World Health organization (WHO), 15.2 million people died in 2016 whose deaths were accounted to cardiovascular disease - heart disease and stroke worldwide. Firstly, the authors say that skipping breakfast is a marker of an unhealthy lifestyle overall. Wei Bao says that eating breakfast helps to jump start our bodies and set our biological clocks every day, and that it's a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. Read More »

New Cases Of Measles Confirmed In Georgia

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There were 963 cases reported in the United States in 1994 and 508 in 1996. They expect more cases to pop up in the upcoming weeks. It's a resilient pathogen as well, surviving on surfaces or in the airspace where an infected person coughed or sneezed for several hours. Read More »

AOC -the movie: Netflix releases trailer for documentary about firebrand Democratic socialist

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President Donald Trump said he agrees with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive freshman, that the Department of Veterans Affairs "isn't broken". "It is a transcendent moment when skilled filmmakers are able to train their lens on a major transformation", said Lisa Nishimura. The congresswoman tweeted a link to the Media Matters research, adding the comment, "that's how hard they're fighting against dignified health care, wages and justice for all; and turning their fire power ... Read More »

Los Angeles universities quarantine students over measles outbreak

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Two major universities in Los Angeles have quarantined hundreds of unvaccinated students and faculty due to concerns about the measles outbreak in the United States. Nationwide, the government has counted almost 700 measles cases, roughly three-quarters of them in NY state, which had among the largest and longest-lasting outbreaks since the disease was all but eliminated in 2000. Read More »

Winning the fight against malaria

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Malaria is responsible for decreased productivity, employee absenteeism and increased healthcare spending. The damage inflicted extends far beyond loss of life: malaria takes a heavy toll on health systems, sapping productivity and eroding economic growth. Read More »

Measles cases in U.S. reach highest level in 25 years

The outbreaks are linked to travelers who brought measles back from countries such as Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines, where large measles outbreaks are occurring. The CDC's data was current as of April 19. The worst year for measles in modern US history was 1958, with more than 763,000 reported cases and 552 deaths. Read More »

Teens Can Workout At Planet Fitness For Free This Summer

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There are Quad City locations in Davenport, Clinton, Iowa, and Moline, Illinois, according to the Planet Fitness website. Teens can also take free fitness classes through the Planet Fitness PE@PF program. a $500 scholarship. 1, once you register at a Planet Fitness, you can enter the sweepstakes to win a $5,000 grand prize. The company is giving away a total of $30,500 in scholarships. Read More »

U.S. nears measles record with 71 new cases: 3 things to know

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A New York City judge has dismissed a complaint from parents who objected to the city's emergency vaccine order meant to immediately curb a risky measles epidemic threatening the city's vulnerable. "It's a public health crisis at this point, so it should just be a matter of the greater good". "Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected", according to the CDC . Read More »

Ebola worker shot dead at hospital in eastern DR Congo

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Also weighing in on the attack, DRC health minister Oly Ilunga, MD, said on Twitter that national and worldwide health officers show courage and exceptional self-sacrifice to protect the DRC against Ebola, "sometimes at the cost of their lives". Read More »

NYC extends vaccine requirement amid measles outbreak

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Phillips, RN, MHA. From Jan. 1 to April 11, the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention recorded 555 individual cases of measles across 20 states. According to the CDC , one dose of the MMR vaccine is 93 percent effective against measles, while two doses of the MMR vaccine are 97 percent effective. Read More »

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats in 4 States

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Of six ill people interviewed by the agency, five reported eating products sliced at a deli counter. Health officials say people should clean their refrigerators, kitchen counters, utensils and other surfaces that could come in contact with deli products because listeria bacteria can survive at very low temperatures, and quickly spread to other foods and surfaces. Read More »

El Al Flight Attendant Who Contracted Measles Now in a 'Deep Coma'

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Measles is making a resurgence in Israel due primarily to parents not inoculating their children. However, it serves as a reminder for all Iowans to ensure their vaccinations are up-to-date. Cases of measles are on the rise, and the story of an Israeli flight attendant is reminding us just how risky the virus can be. Almost two-thirds of all the cases have been in NY. Read More »

Researchers restore functions to pig brains hours after death

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The team from the NIH BRAIN initiative , a federally funded U.S. research programme, used the brains of 32 pigs that had been slaughtered for food and discarded, without blood or glucose flow, for four hours each. "We found that tissue and cellular structure is preserved, and that cell death is reduced", Sestan said. "But if consciousness were somehow induced in the brain, we don't have ethics committees ... Read More »

NYC declares health emergency due to measles outbreak

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In 2014, the United States reported a record 667 cases, including one large outbreak primarily among unvaccinated Amish communities in OH that accounted for more than half of the cases that year. The most recent outbreaks appears to have originated from travelers who visited countries experiencing outbreaks of the disease, including Israel, the Philippines and Ukraine. Read More »

IDPH Reports Second Case of Measles in Iowa

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That's more than the total number of cases reported in 2017 and 2018 combined. Of those cases, 39 have been in Oakland County, one in Wayne County, one in Detroit , and one who was an global traveler who visited Washtenaw County. Immune Globulin treatment is effective within six days of exposure for high-risk individuals. Urgent Care Med Express - 3100 Plainfield Avenue NE in Grand Rapids - from 1 p.m.to 6 p.m. Read More »

FDA Bans Sales of Transvaginal Mesh Products Amid Safety Concerns

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The FDA told the two remaining makers to stop selling the mesh immediately, saying they failed to show the implants are safe for long-term use. The order applies to the companies' surgical mesh products for the transvaginal fix or pelvic organ prolapse , which we recategorized as high-risk devices in 2016. Read More »

Trump urges investigation of FBI actions

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Two weeks after the Justice Department reversed itself and agreed with efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act, Attorney General Bill Barr on Tuesday seemed to express skepticism that the Trump administration's latest position can withstand legal scrutiny from the Supreme Court. Read More »

New York City's mandatory measles vaccine orders trigger lawsuit from parents

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In 2014, the United States reported a record 667 cases, including one large outbreak primarily among unvaccinated Amish communities in OH that accounted for more than half of the cases that year. Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period previous year, surging to over 112,000 reported cases - and likely many more unreported - the United Nations said Monday, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma. Read More »

With Measles Outbreaks, A Deadly But Preventable Disease Returns

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None of them attend public schools, Latimer said . Since October she has been fighting an uphill battle to quell one of the worst US measles outbreaks in 20 years. Additionally, the CDC explains that sometimes people are unable to receive the MMR vaccine and become susceptible to infection during outbreaks among unvaccinated communities. Read More »

Calcium supplements linked to cancer in major study

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Intake of vitamin A , vitamin K , magnesium , zinc and copper at recommended levels was associated with a reduction in all-cause or cardiovascular mortality, but only when those nutrients were obtained from food. Dietary supplements have remained controversial for a number of reasons, including lack of adequate regulations that result in many poor quality products that, in some cases, contain little or no active ingredients. Read More »

AG William Barr testifies in House hearing

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In excerpts from her opening statement released Monday night, House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., said that Barr's summary letter "raises more questions than it answers". Barr wrote to Congress last month that Mueller's investigation did not establish a conspiracy between President Trump's campaign and the Russian interference in the 2016 election . Read More »

NY mandates vaccinations to contain measles

This is a disease that killed 110,000 people worldwide in 2017, and is the leading cause of vaccine-preventable death in the world. Anyone who has not been vaccinated in Westchester may call the health department for a free injection - 914-995-5800 for an appointment. Read More »

Attorney General Has ‘Team’ Investigating FBI Spying On Trump Campaign

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The almost 400-page report is being scoured now to remove grand jury information and details relating to pending investigations. Though he said the document will be redacted to withhold negative information about peripheral figures in the investigation, he said that would not apply to Trump, an officeholder and someone central to the probe. Read More »

New York City orders mandatory measles vaccines for some

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Officials traced the borough's measles outbreak to a Brooklyn resident traveling from Israel - where a similar spread of the disease infected more than 1,000 people last year - in October, and the infection has since afflicted 285 people within the borough's Orthodox Jewish Community, the vast majority of whom are under 18 years old, according to Health Department statistics. Read More »

Sanders says he's a millionaire, vows Tax Day release of his returns

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A number of Sanders' rivals for the Democratic nomination, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday, April 15, from 6:30 to 7:30pm ET in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, have already released their 2018 tax returns. "Not being a billionaire, not having investments in Saudi Arabia, wherever he has investments, all over the world, mine will be a little bit more boring", Sanders added, referring to the president's finances. Read More »

US measles tally hits 465, with most illnesses in kids

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One case was confirmed in a young adult on Friday, and Toi Te Ora put out a notice on Monday. Oakland County has a list of potential exposure sites on their county website, and Washtenaw will update their site with the same information as soon as they have it. Read More »

New York City Declares Measles Public Health Emergency In Select ZIP Codes

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No deaths have occurred, but 21 people have been hospitalized, including five who required admission to the intensive-care unit. Last week, the judge hearing their case agreed with them, stating the number of cases in the country - over 150 confirmed cases currently-didn't legally merit the need for the county's emergency order . Read More »