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Sudden Outbreak Of Measles Virus In Washington County

Sudden Outbreak Of Measles Virus In Washington County It was publicized earlier that the disease was eradicated in the U.S.in 2000 but has ever since made a return that is attached to imported cases and the growth of the anti-vaccine movement. Health officials are not providing information about this individual in order to protect their privacy. "It should be a wake-up call. not only for every person [and] for every health center in Madagascar, but... [Full Article...]

OR measles cases rises to 4 as Vancouver-area reaches 50

OR measles cases rises to 4 as Vancouver-area reaches 50 Some people are self-treating with vitamin A, prompting the Washington State Department of Health to warn the public that doing so has no effect on measles. Health officials are encouraging everyone to protect themselves from the virus by being vaccinated. "The recommended two doses of the measles vaccine provide even greater protection - 97 percent". [Full Article...]

Smoking cannabis linked to higher sperm counts in surprising study

Smoking cannabis linked to higher sperm counts in surprising study The study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, USA, involved measuring the sperm count of more than 600 men from couples attending a fertility clinic. They were also all college-educated white men, so the results can't be applied to the wider population. The researchers have cautioned that there are limitations to the findings, as some of the participants may have under-repo... [Full Article...]

Denton County Public Health Confirms One Measles Case

Measles symptoms begin with a high fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash that usually begins at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. "Now, we are seeing people opting out of getting immunized (and) we are seeing a resurgence". While the majority of children in Donegal still receive the MMR vaccine, the numbers have been dropping slightly over the past few years. [Full Article...]

Women's Brains Are Aging Slower Compared To Men's Brains

Women's Brains Are Aging Slower Compared To Men's Brains Researchers used PET scans to judge the biological age of 121 women and 84 men based on their brains' use of glucose and oxygen. Scientists believe that a "younger brain" uses a higher proportion of glucose to fuel development, possibly strengthening certain areas. [Full Article...]

Obesity-related cancers rising in U.S. young adults

Obesity-related cancers rising in U.S. young adults Ahmedin Jemal . Researchers claims that obesity increases the risk of 13 different cancers in young adults. In fact, for colorectal , uterine corpus, pancreas and gall bladder cancers, the incidence rate among millennials was about double the rate of baby boomers when they were the same age. [Full Article...]

Measles outbreak could easily make its way to Montana

Measles outbreak could easily make its way to Montana The only details about the three infected individuals that have been released is that two are young boys under the age of 2 and the third is a woman between the ages of 25 and 35 years old. There had been studies that show that parents consider HCPs as the most important source of information when deciding whether their child should be given a vaccine. [Full Article...]

Many children are overdoing it on the Toothpaste, study

Many children are overdoing it on the Toothpaste, study New research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that despite warnings on the inadvertent consumption of too much fluoride , many kids are still using more toothpaste than they should every time they brush. Brushing habits of about 5,100 children were included in the report based on data from 2013 to 2016. It might seem like a small thing, but as the researchers point out, "... [Full Article...]

Around 110 women die daily from breast cancer in Pakistan

Around 110 women die daily from breast cancer in Pakistan IARC said reducing the cost of vaccines in poorer countries would play a vital role in increasing access to them. This is contained the ministry's seven year programme. Early treatment helped her to survive, she said. Cancer , as an ailment, is deservedly attracting the attention of not only health authorities but also individuals who have had encounters, directly or indirectly, with its mo... [Full Article...]

Study says vaping beats alternatives to help smokers quit

Study says vaping beats alternatives to help smokers quit The participants, who sought NHS' help to quit smoking, were all given behavioral support. Prof Hajek said he hoped the results of the study would lead to stop-smoking services offering quitters an e-cigarette starter pack and guidance on how to vape, after which they could pay for their own supplies. [Full Article...]

Food for thought: Doubt cast on importance of breakfast

Food for thought: Doubt cast on importance of breakfast Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Still, at the very least, the results suggest that caution is needed when recommending breakfast for people trying to lose weight , "as it could have the opposite effect", the researchers said. [Full Article...]

E-cigarettes outperform patches and gums in a quit-smoking study

E-cigarettes outperform patches and gums in a quit-smoking study Brian Primack, director of the Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. The problem with translating drug research to a consumer product like e-cigarettes is that the strict protocols of a drug trial (all participants use a certain drug at a certain dose and interval) may not translate to products that succeed by offering a wide range o... [Full Article...]

Oregon Governor On Measles Outbreak: 'Get Your Kids Vaccinated ... Holy Smokes'

Oregon Governor On Measles Outbreak: 'Get Your Kids Vaccinated ... Holy Smokes' The law passed in 2015 after a measles outbreak at Disneyland sickened 147 people and spread across the US and into Canada. Public Health is not providing any additional information about the one case with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patient's privacy, according to the news release. [Full Article...]

Parents concerned babies can not be vaccinated amid measles outbreak in US

Vaccination is a fool-proof method to curb the spread of measles . "It's still out there, even though it's been debunked, that the measles vaccine results in autism". Smith is angry that those who choose not to vaccinate their children have possibly endangered her son, through no fault of her own. "What a lot of people don't realize is that it's one of the most contagious viruses we've ever kno... [Full Article...]

RCMP talk mental health

There were 145,442,699 messages of support across social media and other platforms. As a result, over 6.3 million people across Canada are said to have been supported with access to mental health care. On Wednesday, Bell will be donating five cents each time the hashtag #BellLetsTalk is used on twitter , or official videos posted on Facebook and Instagram are viewed. [Full Article...]

Screen time predicts delays in child development, says new research

Screen time predicts delays in child development, says new research One in four Canadian children are starting their school years inadequately prepared for learning and a newly published study led by the University of Calgary shows that excessive screen time is a key contributor to this growing problem. [Full Article...]

GBPUSD Outcome Dependent on Key Amendments for Today’s Brexit Showdown

GBPUSD Outcome Dependent on Key Amendments for Today’s Brexit Showdown Downing Street said the PM remains committed to quitting the European Union on March 29 and will take her plan back to the Commons for a second "meaningful vote" as soon as possible after Tuesday's debate. British Prime Minister Theresa May had urged lawmakers to support the move and "tell Brussels that the current nature of the backstop is the key reason Parliament can not support this deal". [Full Article...]

DPH: Case of measles found in New Haven County adult

DPH: Case of measles found in New Haven County adult The local public health emergency in the affected counties began on January 18, according to the statement , which also reminds Washington residents that "the measles vaccine is effective at preventing the disease when given prior to exposure". [Full Article...]

Washington State Officials Declare State Of Emergency As Measles Outbreak Continues

According to the Washington State Department of Health , just over 77 percent Washington state kindergartners were unvaccinated because of personal exemptions. "Anti-vaxxer" parents and activists in Washington and nearby OR have been calling on the states to not require the measles vaccines. The measles vaccine is 98 percent effective. [Full Article...]

Data of 14200 diagnosed with HIV in Singapore leaked online

Data of 14200 diagnosed with HIV in Singapore leaked online Brochez, who lived in Singapore between January 2008 and June 2016 , obtained the documents from Ler Teck Siang, his Singaporean partner who worked as the head of MOH's National Public Health Unit from March 2012 to May 2013. From June 27 to July 4 past year, hackers infiltrated the computers of SingHealth and stole the personal particulars of 1.5 million patients, including Prime Minister Lee ... [Full Article...]


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