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The Internet is Obsessed with Wyoming's Zombie Deer Again

The Internet is Obsessed with Wyoming's Zombie Deer Again The New York case was reported in Oneida County. So far, CWD has not been detected in California nor any surrounding states. DEC has vigorous controls and there has been no movement of CWD into NY with regulations prohibiting importations of any carriers. [Full Article...]

Beware of buying young people's blood to prevent aging, FDA says

Beware of buying young people's blood to prevent aging, FDA says A growing number of clinics across the U.S. offer infusions of plasma specifically from young donors-peddled as anti-aging treatments and cures for disease. And a year ago, STAT reported on a gala event in West Palm Beach, Fla., meant to convince aging baby boomers to pay to enroll in a clinical trial testing another approach to young-blood transfusions . [Full Article...]

After Vancouver outbreak, no measles cases in Interior Health yet

After Vancouver outbreak, no measles cases in Interior Health yet The MMR vaccine booster costs $100, and can also be billed to insurance. Measles causes fever, rash, cold-like symptoms and red, inflamed eyes that can be sensitive to light. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have two doses of the MMR vaccine for full protection, according to Island Health. In wake of this data and recent events, a petition entitled Mandatory V... [Full Article...]

Push-ups could indicate good heart health, study suggests

Push-ups could indicate good heart health, study suggests This is the first known study to report an association between push-up capacity and subsequent cardiovascular disease outcomes. In fact, the push-up test was more accurate in predicting heart disease than a standard treadmill test. The longitudinal study followed a group of 1,104 firefighters and assessed their physical fitness over a period of 10 years. Although the researchers note tha... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization warns of 'backsliding' in measles fight as cases soar

World Health Organization warns of 'backsliding' in measles fight as cases soar Cases are occurring in staff, students, and family members of those who attend the schools. Vancouver Coastal Health was warning the public late Friday that one of the infected individuals visited the emergency room at B.C. This is frustrating since the disease can be easily prevented with two doses of a "safe and efficient" vaccine that has been in use since the 1960s, the United Nations agency... [Full Article...]

Medical emergency triggers stampede at San Francisco theater | AP entertainment

Medical emergency triggers stampede at San Francisco theater | AP entertainment A representative for the San Francisco Police Department told EW it appeared the triggered alarm coincided with the sounds of gunfire from the production, at which point the audience began "self-evacuating". "Uncertainty in the auditorium about a medical emergency taking place near the end of the show spread quickly and prompted the upset", SHN posted on Twitter . [Full Article...]

Diet drinks 'increase risk of stroke and heart disease'

Diet drinks 'increase risk of stroke and heart disease' The study was observational, and based on women's reports about their own consumption, so can not prove cause and effect. Furthermore, stroke risks more than doubled in women without previous heart disease or diabetes and obese women without previous heart disease or diabetes, findings revealed. [Full Article...]

Lawmaker Questions Google and Facebook About Anti-Vaccine Information

Lawmaker Questions Google and Facebook About Anti-Vaccine Information The World Health Organisation (WHO) identified vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health in 2019. Yesterday, Representative Adam Schiff , a California Democrat, sent letters to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai , expressing his concern for the decline of vaccination rates in the United States and the recent measles epidemic in Washington. [Full Article...]

Vancouver-area child diagnosed with measles -- but total stays at 58

Vancouver-area child diagnosed with measles -- but total stays at 58 As parts of the USA and many countries around the world deal with measles outbreaks in communities that are shunning vaccines, New Hampshire continues to be free of the disease, a reflection of the state's high rate of school immunization. [Full Article...]

Australian government defeated in parliament for first time in 78 years

Australian government defeated in parliament for first time in 78 years Scott Morrison says parliament has passed legislation that will weaken our borders. The government has lost a vote on its own legislation for the first time in 90 years. The leader of the Opposition in the Senate Senator Penny Wong, left, speaks to Senator Derryn Hinch after the passing of the Medivac bill. Mr Morrison warned the changes claimed to be humanitarian but would encourage peopl... [Full Article...]

Measles Outbreak Declared in the Philippines, 70 Dead

Measles Outbreak Declared in the Philippines, 70 Dead Before a vaccine became available in 1963, nearly all children in the U.S. had been infected by age 15, and as many as four million Americans caught measles annually, leading to as many as 500 deaths , according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. [Full Article...]

Fitbit's New Health Tracker Is Only Available Through Employers And Health Insurers

Fitbit's New Health Tracker Is Only Available Through Employers And Health Insurers The company's response* to our questions waffled a lot, with the only material information being that the devices would be "available exclusively through Fitbit Health Solutions, are available to plan members and employees of Fitbit Health Solutions partners and customers". [Full Article...]

UNICEF urges parents: Vaccinate children against measles

UNICEF urges parents: Vaccinate children against measles In Manila alone, the number of patients with measles rose to 441 as of Jan 26, up from 36 in 2018. Initially the epidemic was only declared for Metro Manila and Luzon, but on Thursday the Department of Health expanded the outbreak area to include other parts of the Philippines. [Full Article...]

Equine flu outbreak causes Newbury races to be cancelled

Equine flu outbreak causes Newbury races to be cancelled Newbury's "Super Saturday" meeting - where last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup victor Native River was due to have a final race before his title defence - is among the casualties, although there are hopes some of the big races may be rescheduled for a later date. [Full Article...]

3 confirmed measles cases in Harris County, health officials say

3 confirmed measles cases in Harris County, health officials say Five of the cases involve children, at least some of whom had received one round of the vaccination. The announcement of this case in North Texas comes after 31 cases of measles were reported last month in Portland, Oregon, most of which occurred in children under the age of 10. [Full Article...]

Measles infections in Europe hit decade high in 2018

Measles infections in Europe hit decade high in 2018 Many factors contribute to suboptimal immunization coverage and the spread of measles . It causes a range of symptoms including fever, cough and a rash. Health workers, especially those in communities, remain the most trusted advisor and influencer of vaccination decisions, and they must be supported to provide trusted, credible information on vaccines, the WHO stresses. [Full Article...]

Women's brains are four years younger than men's on average

Women's brains are four years younger than men's on average PET scans open a window to brain metabolism by measuring the flow of oxygen and glucose . Brain scans for men and women aged 20 to 82 found female brains are 3.8 years biologically younger than men's. "I think this could mean that the reason women don't experience as much cognitive decline in later years is because their brains are effectively younger, and we are now working on a study to con... [Full Article...]

Obesity-linked cancers on the rise among young adults in US

Obesity-linked cancers on the rise among young adults in US A recent study of young adults in the United States found that obesity is one of the reasons why cancer is spreading among young adults. "The fact that increases were mostly in obesity-related cancers is due to the obesity epidemic , and we would expect that the incidence would increase as this younger population ages", said lead researcher Dr. [Full Article...]

Bell County officials confirm possible measles case

Bell County officials confirm possible measles case Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer and Public Health director. In general the first dose is usually given at 12 to 15 months and the second dose at 4 to 6 years, but it can be given as early as 6 months if there is a risk of exposure (as an extra dose - it doesn't count as the first of two doses and has to be given after 12 months), and the second dose can be given as soon as 28 days afte... [Full Article...]

Kids Are Using Too Much Toothpaste; Here's What The CDC Recommends

Kids Are Using Too Much Toothpaste; Here's What The CDC Recommends That may cause dental fluorosis , white marks, and discoloration of enamel. According to a recent study, young children who use toothpaste more than required are at an increased risk of " dental fluorosis " when they grow older. The CDC's survey of almost 1,700 children in that age range found that about 38 percent of them used more than the recommended amount of toothpaste, which has the potenti... [Full Article...]


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