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Apr 26 2019

Measles cases approaching 20-year high — CDC

The recent outbreaks began when non-vaccinated travelers visited foreign countries and returned with the ailment, risking infection in their communities. "Global covera...

Apr 26 2019

Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli

The outbreak has now expanded to include : Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, Indiana, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi and Minnesota. Those infected range in a...

Apr 26 2019

World's First Malaria Vaccine Launched In Africa

The parasite, which enters the body through mosquito bites, kills thousands of people across the world every year, with Sub-Saharan Africa carrying a disproportionate...

Apr 26 2019

World Health Organisation tells parents to remove screens from young children

The guidelines also covered sleep and exercise. Tim Smith, Reader in Cognitive Psychology, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London,...

Apr 21 2019

Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix ‘bubble boy’ disease

The latest advance, reported in theNew England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, details a study of eight infants who have a type of SCID called SCID-X1. This helped ...

Apr 15 2019

CDC says ground beef appears to be cause of E. coli outbreak

People sickened by the outbreak reported eating ground beef both at home and in restaurants. Seventeen ill people have been hospitalized. Investigations are ongoing t...

Apr 14 2019

No Rush To Release Mueller Report: DC Judge

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and other prominent Republicans have already indicated plans to launch new probes into how the investigation started, once the furor over the i...

Apr 11 2019

Nutritious Foods, Not Dietary Supplements, Best for Living Longer

Fang Fang Zhang , an associate professor at the Freedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University . In addition, they explored if these links are aff...

Apr 11 2019

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

Sanders, who has been outspoken about wealth inequality for decades, made headlines this week when he announced that he will release 10 years of tax returns on Monday -...

Apr 10 2019

Measles: NYC health officials declare a public health emergency, mandate vaccinations

All but 39 of the confirmed cases are in children. Extreme cases show 1 in 1,000 people suffering brain swelling, which could lead to brain damage. The CDC recommends t...

Apr 09 2019

Candida auris outbreak: Superbug fungus has sickened hundreds, CDC says

Since then the fungus has spread imperceptibly throughout the world. Candida auris targets people with weakened immune systems. According to a report published by...

Apr 07 2019

Island Health issues warning after South Island measles exposure confirmed

The health authority said it has sent letters about possible exposure to staff and individuals who stayed at two hostels in the city after one person who stayed at both ...

Apr 05 2019

Senate Republicans enact procedural change to speed confirmation of Trump judicial picks

Even as President Donald Trump promises his administration is putting together "a great health care plan ", two senior White House officials said Wednesday no one is...

Apr 03 2019

Trump suggests deferring GOP health plan push to after 2020

US President Donald Trump signalled that he will not press for a vote on a bill to replace Obamacare until after next year's elections, apparently heeding warnings from f...

Mar 30 2019

Arkansas Urges Appeal to Restore Medicaid Work Rules

Hutchinson said he wants the Legislature to maintain Arkansas' Medicaid expansion program, which covers 235,000 low-income residents. The Arkansas opinion lays out the ...

Mar 29 2019

Rockland County bans unvaccinated minors from public spaces

The measure, which defines a public place as anywhere " more than 10 persons are meant to congregate" - including public transport - was announced by officials in Rockla...

Mar 28 2019

Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Launch Internal Investigation Over Alleged Leaked Information

Police initially investigated the case as a possible hate crime. While many have turned their backs on Jussie Smollett after he was arrested for filing a false poli...

Mar 28 2019

Marijuana ER visits climb in Denver hospital study

Monte and his team found that though just 0.3 percent of total cannabis sales in Colorado in terms of weight were edibles, edible-related emergency visits accounted for 1...

Mar 27 2019

OxyContin maker to settle lawsuit after being accused of fueling opioid crisis

More than $100 million from the Oklahoma settlement will go to fund a new addiction treatment and research centre at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa. Local governmen...

Mar 27 2019

House Democrats to unveil Affordable Care Act rescue package

According to Pelosi's office, the bill being unveiled Tuesday would make more middle-class people eligible for subsidized health insurance through former president Bar...