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Israeli Scientists Print First 3D Heart Using Human Tissue

Israeli Scientists Print First 3D Heart Using Human Tissue A 3D print of heart with human tissue. Cardiovascular disease is the world's leading cause of death , according to the World Health Organization, and transplants are now the only option available for patients in the worst cases. The researchers published their findings in the peer-reviewed journal, Advanced Science . How did Israeli scientists create the 3D printed heart? "At this ... [Full Article...]

Measles confirmed in Tennessee

Measles confirmed in Tennessee Measles symptoms can appear between seven and 18 days after contact with an infected individual and may begin with a cough, runny nose, fever, red watery eyes and small spots with a white centre inside the mouth. If you think you or a loved one has measles, you should first call a health care facility before going to one to avoid spreading the virus to others. [Full Article...]

Scientists restore some functions in a pig's brain hours after death

Scientists restore some functions in a pig's brain hours after death The team from the NIH BRAIN initiative , a federally funded United States 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. Professor Dominic Wilkinson joins us in the studio. A device that would safely circulate the chemical solution through the brain. "Previously, we have only been able to stu... [Full Article...]

Sees surge of almost 20% in confirmed cases of measles, CDC reports

Sees surge of almost 20% in confirmed cases of measles, CDC reports The number of measles cases in the US is now at the second-highest level since measles was eliminated in the country in 2000, according to a report released Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After the vaccine, cases plummeted, with 963 cases in 1994. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday confirmed seven new measles cases and one case of serious co... [Full Article...]

Few measles cases in Florida and Georgia, despite outbreaks elsewhere

Few measles cases in Florida and Georgia, despite outbreaks elsewhere Symptoms of measles tend to appear about seven to 14 days after a person is infected. "'There's no downside to getting an MMR, especially during an outbreak", says Faust". A single dose protects about 95 percent of children, and a second dose results in an nearly 100-percent immunity rate for all individuals. A sign warns people of measles in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg... [Full Article...]

FDA orders transvaginal surgical mesh pulled from market

FDA orders transvaginal surgical mesh pulled from market The Food and Drug Administration told Boston Scientific Corp. and the Danish company Coloplast A/S "to stop selling and distributing their products in the US immediately". Boston Scientific had filed two PMAs for its Uphold LITE Vaginal Support System and its Xenform Soft Tissue Repair System, while Coloplast had filed for its Restorelle DirectFix Anterior device. [Full Article...]

Scientists print first 3D heart using a patient’s own cells

Scientists print first 3D heart using a patient’s own cells Until now, the university said, scientists have been successful in printing only simple tissue without blood vessels. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. For the research, a biopsy of fatty tissue was taken from patients, according to a release. Cells from a patient's omentum tissue are separated and processed into a personalized thermoresponsive hydrogel. [Full Article...]

Ex-DNI chief: 'Stunning and scary' that Barr would raise spying allegation

Ex-DNI chief: 'Stunning and scary' that Barr would raise spying allegation The president's comments came a day after Barr testified at a congressional hearing that he believes " spying did occur " on the campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russian Federation investigation that shadowed Trump's presidency for almost two years may have been mishandled. [Full Article...]

Measles cases triple globally in 2019, says UN

Measles cases triple globally in 2019, says UN USA federal health officials said on Monday the number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year jumped by almost 20 per cent in the week ended April 11 - the country's second-worst outbreak in almost two decades. Just last week New York City, which has seen 285 measles cases this year, declared a public health emergency and ordered mandatory vaccinations in one Brooklyn nei... [Full Article...]

NY mandates vaccinations to contain measles

NY mandates vaccinations to contain measles While none of the infected children attend public schools or childcare programs, the Health Department is still in the process of gathering the information necessary to identify any locations where these children may have exposed others. Painful rashes, diarrhea, even possibly blindness or deadly brain inflammation - these are all symptoms of measles. Over the years, these vaccines have saved many... [Full Article...]

Read Barr’s prepared remarks for House budget hearing (Mueller isn’t mentioned)

Read Barr’s prepared remarks for House budget hearing (Mueller isn’t mentioned) Barr's reference to "spying" may refer to a secret surveillance warrant that the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained in the fall of 2016 to monitor the communications of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, who has not been charged with any wrongdoing and has denied being a Russian spy. [Full Article...]

Lawyer: Challenge to NYC's vaccination order in the works

New York City health officials have made vaccinations mandatory in its hardest hit communities, threatening fines up to $1,000 for noncompliance, The Associated Press reports . Last week, Ireland's Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) said in a statement regarding Dublin's recent measles outbreak: "Measles is a serious illness and is highly infectious". [Full Article...]

Elevated cancer risk linked to excessive calcium intake, study says

Elevated cancer risk linked to excessive calcium intake, study says They have gathered data from 27,725 participants who are at least 20 years old, that had signed to be part of the NHANES project. Researchers from Tufts University compared the intake of a range of nutrients with rates of death from all causes, cardiovascular disease and cancer . [Full Article...]

Barr reviewing origins of FBI's Russian Federation investigation

Barr reviewing origins of FBI's Russian Federation investigation Barr said that the redactions would be "color-coded" and accompanied by "explanatory notes", and added that the "special counsel and his staff are helping select the information in the report that falls into those [four] categories". Trump has also publicly stated that he wants the report made public. He noted that every page of the Mueller report was marked sensitive and that nothing in the s... [Full Article...]

NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak, mandates vaccinations

NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak, mandates vaccinations In New York City late past year, the health department ordered yeshivas and childcare centres in the Orthodox Jewish community to keep out unvaccinated students. Barbot said that 21 people have been hospitalized, and five have ended up in the intensive care unit. "They have been spreading risky misinformation based on fake science", Barbot said. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders, now a millionaire, pledges to release tax returns by Monday

Bernie Sanders, now a millionaire, pledges to release tax returns by Monday Sanders declared his soon-to-be released tax returns would be "boring" and didn't deny his millionaire status in an interview with the New York Times . Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) released 10 years worth of returns last year. Elizabeth Warren of MA released 10 years of her returns last year. He has said he and his wife, Jane, who serves as an adviser to his presidential campaign, prepare the ret... [Full Article...]

MI measles outbreak eclipses 40 cases in less than a month

MI measles outbreak eclipses 40 cases in less than a month School officials reminded parents that, by MI law, all students are required to be immunized with two doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine or have history of measles disease, and asked for parents to provide proof of vaccine or measles history to the school for their child's health record if they haven't already done so. [Full Article...]

NY orders mandatory measles vaccinations, blasts misinformation fuelling outbreak

NY orders mandatory measles vaccinations, blasts misinformation fuelling outbreak The vaccine is 97 percent effective, according to Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot, and if someone is exposed to the disease, he or she has a three-day window to still get vaccinated and limit the damage. Under the mandatory vaccination order, officials will check the vaccination records of anyone who may have been in contact with a person infected with measles, according to a statement ... [Full Article...]

NYC health officials warn against 'measles parties' amid biggest outbreak in decades

New York City's health commissioner is empowered by law to issue such orders in cases where they might be necessary to protect against a serious public health threat. Most of the NY cases involved unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated individuals, according to Mr de Blasio's office. According to the New York Times , there have been 285 confirmed cases of the highly infectious disease in the ... [Full Article...]

NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles

New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak and ordered mandatory vaccinations in one neighborhood for people who may have been exposed to the virus. "We stand with the majority of people in this community who have worked hard to protect their children and those at risk". "I understand that parents may be afraid of getting their children vaccinated", he... [Full Article...]


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