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Anti-Vaxxers: Teen Rips Apart His Mother's Anti-Vax Views In Congress

Anti-Vaxxers: Teen Rips Apart His Mother's Anti-Vax Views In Congress He said as he approached high school, he began to think critically for himself and presented information, including statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , that challenged his mother's anti-vaccination ideas. All states require children to get an MMR vaccination prior to entering kindergarten. Lindenberger, in the YouTube video, said his testimony would address "prevent... [Full Article...]

Medical Breakthrough Raises New Questions For People Living with HIV

Medical Breakthrough Raises New Questions For People Living with HIV This new success however has shown that it may work in some patients. Being cured would mean getting rid of the virus forever; remission would mean it is there, but under control for the time being. Marking World AIDS Day in November, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, said that the world stood at a "critical juncture", and the direction of the response to the on-going epidemic, would dete... [Full Article...]

Investigation Sparked at Chicago PD Over Leaked Info in Jussie Smollet Case

Investigation Sparked at Chicago PD Over Leaked Info in Jussie Smollet Case In other news involving the case, dozens of staffers were also fired from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for accessing Jussie's medical records without permission. The actor was released after posting 10 percent of his $100,000 bond. Smollett himself was later arrested, after Chicago police determined that the incident was a hoax that Smollett allegedly orchestrated. [Full Article...]

56,000 bottles of blood pressure medication recalled

56,000 bottles of blood pressure medication recalled The recalled losartan potassium tablets made by Hetero Labs and distributed by Camber Pharmaceuticals contain the impurity, N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA). Zhejiang Huahai has said it has been in close contact with the FDA since the recall began. Regarding how the recall has affected patients and pharmacists, "most patients have to come in and get their medications changed out"... [Full Article...]

Health minister ignores Burnaby mom, rules out mandatory vaccinations

Health minister ignores Burnaby mom, rules out mandatory vaccinations Alberta's low vaccination rate is putting it at risk of a measles outbreak and the province should consider making vaccines mandatory, says an infectious disease expert. New supplies of the vaccinations are being shipped from other parts of the country in order to ensure that enough of the medicine is available to keep the measles from spreading to other counties or possibly even other nearby s... [Full Article...]

Oregon governor urges vaccines as measles cases grow to 55

Oregon governor urges vaccines as measles cases grow to 55 A possible sixth case in Texas is awaiting lab confirmation. The United States is now facing not one but three measles outbreaks , and once again the main culprit is people's refusal to get vaccinated. These global travelers then spread measles upon their return, which cause outbreaks in the USA. The illness typically begins with a high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes and progress... [Full Article...]

Kate Brown urges vaccines as measles cases grow to 55

Kate Brown urges vaccines as measles cases grow to 55 A report published by the European Commission a year ago and compiled by a team led by Larson found that measles immunization coverage has fallen in 12 EU countries since 2010, and that seven out of the 10 countries with the lowest vaccine confidence in the world are in Europe. [Full Article...]

New breast-cancer screening guidelines stoke debate over patient notification

New breast-cancer screening guidelines stoke debate over patient notification It's being led by the Union for International Cancer Control ( UICC ), and aims to inspire and encourage action from individuals, the health community, and governments to improve public awareness and access to early detection, screening, and diagnosis. [Full Article...]

Another case of measles confirmed; no new sites

Another case of measles confirmed; no new sites Surrounding counties also have more than 90 percent of their school-age children protected from the measles. One case involved an individual who had been immunized. But it is still a big problem in other parts of the world, and travelers infected overseas can bring the virus back and spread it, causing periodic outbreaks. [Full Article...]

Eating Breakfast May Not Help You Shed Weight

Eating Breakfast May Not Help You Shed Weight They're saying that if you make healthy lifestyle and food choices - then eating breakfast won't have a detrimental effect on your weight . After comparing all 13 studies, the researchers found that people who skipped breakfast weighed 1lb less than those who ate a morning meal - although weight alone isn't a complete judge of health. [Full Article...]

The anti-vaxx movement's role in the latest measles outbreak

The anti-vaxx movement's role in the latest measles outbreak They live in Camas, Washington, where at least one infected person spent time while contagious. You can catch measles from an infected person as early as four days before he or she has a rash and for up to four days after the rash appears. [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris makes her first visit to Iowa

Kamala Harris makes her first visit to Iowa The self-described "lifelong Democrat" told CBS news show 60 Minutes that he will run as a "centrist independent outside of the two-party system". Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/NewscomIn its traditional form, a single-payer health care system would effectively outlaw private health insurance as we know it. [Full Article...]

Lane County on alert for measles, influenza

Lane County on alert for measles, influenza If that person brings the virus back to a community with a high rate of unvaccinated individuals, it can spread rapidly. Officials still are not sure where this Pacific Northwest outbreak began. Low vaccination rate is widely believed as the reason behind recent outbreaks. Protection against measles can be substantially increased through vaccination. [Full Article...]

Three more people die from flu in North Carolina

Three more people die from flu in North Carolina The CDC's Twitter account is also a helpful resource to stay on top of the latest information about this year's flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Since Dec. 1, Piedmont Newnan has experienced an increase in influenza cases in both the emergency room and in patients being admitted. Authorities have not identified the 4-year-old, who died outside of the cou... [Full Article...]

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio guarantees comprehensive health care to all residents

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio guarantees comprehensive health care to all residents The plan will is expected to ensure care to resident regardless of their ability to pay or immigration status. "We recognize that obviously health care isn't just, in theory, a right; it's in practice a right". "This has never been done before in this country, in this kind of comprehensive way. NYC Care will provide a primary care doctor and will provide access to specialty care, prescription dr... [Full Article...]

Flu activity increasing in New York City — CDC

Flu activity increasing in New York City — CDC The flu vaccine is a combination vaccine against two strains of influenza A and one strain of influenza B. According to this week's report , the cumulative rate of laboratory-confirmed hospitalizations due to the flu was 3.6 per 100,000 people. [Full Article...]

Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against Affordable Care Act

Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against Affordable Care Act The decision by U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth is nearly guaranteed to go to the Supreme Court . His ruling is expected to be appealed, which means the conservative-majority Supreme Court, with newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh, will have a chance to reassess the constitutionality of the law. [Full Article...]

Man coughs up blood clot in shape of a lung

Man coughs up blood clot in shape of a lung It came from a 36-year-old man with end-stage heart failure who spat out the medical anomaly in one piece during a an extreme bout of coughing in hospital. The patient's trachea was subsequently intubated, and flexible bronchoscopy revealed a small amount of blood in the basilar branches of the right lower lobe. [Full Article...]

AtlantiCare Officials Educate Community at World AIDS Day Event

AtlantiCare Officials Educate Community at World AIDS Day Event It has also increased the number of people tested through the city's mobile unit to 4,000 in a year to 4,000 in a month. "His dignity and hope will inspire people across the country and around the world - those with HIV, and also those of us who will always stand together with them", Mr Corbyn added in a statement. [Full Article...]

Health officials warn of romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak

Health officials warn of romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak The current outbreak has not been linked to the immediately previous multi-state outbreak of E. coliO157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce . Fifteen have been confirmed in Quebec. "If bacteria is present, all you'll be doing is splashing bacteria around the sink and the surrounding area", advised Trisha Calvo, Consumer Reports Foor Editor. [Full Article...]


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