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53 cases of measles confirmed in Washington state 53 cases of measles confirmed in Washington state
- February 14, 2019

The call center is open daily. The Palace instructed DOH to take "more aggressive action" in its fight against the measles scourge. One case involved a child who had received a single dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. "At some point, there are enough to spread the disease". And measles is not always easy to detect. States must be more aggressive in the fight against insufficient vaccinations and explore different approaches to limit the risks of anti-vaccination. (more...)
Scott Morrison stresses powerful nationwide safety insurance policies in blast at Labor Scott Morrison stresses powerful nationwide safety insurance policies in blast at Labor
- February 13, 2019

On Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he would reopen the Christmas Island detention centre - which closed past year - to cope with what he predicted would be an influx of transfers from Manus Island and Nauru . "If you think that by buying a ticket on an unsafe boat, paying a people smuggler, a criminal syndicate, you'll get a better deal to come to Australia, you're wrong". (more...)
U.S. measles cases top 100; big outbreaks reported in Madagascar, Philippines U.S. measles cases top 100; big outbreaks reported in Madagascar, Philippines
- February 13, 2019

In Canada, a Vancouver man was diagnosed this past Thursday with the virus but is said to have passed the period during which it is considered infectious. The rarity of measles typically can lead to not routinely considering measles in the differential diagnosis for a rash illness, and during an outbreak, multiple rashes can be thought to be measles. (more...)
Fitbit's upcoming fitness tracker leaks in colorful images Fitbit's upcoming fitness tracker leaks in colorful images
- February 12, 2019

Price details of the product have not been mentioned as yet as it may vary between employers and service providers but Fitbit clarified that the Inspire it its cheapest product as yet. There are two models for the Fitbit Inspire , which can be worn as a wrist band or as a clip-on like the discontinued Fitbit One. A clip accessory, however, is sold separately. (more...)
Measles Outbreak: 22 Die In Philippine’s Regions Measles Outbreak: 22 Die In Philippine’s Regions
- February 09, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) has encouraged government hospitals in Western Visayas to dedicate isolation rooms for measles cases. In Manila alone, the number of patients with measles rose to 441 as of Jan 26, up from 36 in 2018. Measles can spread easily through coughs and sneezes. Ejercito, chairman of the Senate committee on health and demography, stressed the importance of vaccines-administered free in barangay health centers-to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. (more...)
Horse racing canceled in Britain over equine flu outbreak Horse racing canceled in Britain over equine flu outbreak
- February 08, 2019

The British Horseracing Authority said that no new positive cases have been received since it announced early Thursday (NZT) that three vaccinated horses in an active racing yard had flu. Horses from the infected yard competed at Ayr and Ludlow on Wednesday, potentially exposing others from yards across the country and in Ireland, the BHA said in a statement. (more...)
New measles cases discovered in Houston amid outbreaks elsewhere New measles cases discovered in Houston amid outbreaks elsewhere
- February 08, 2019

In Harris County , two boys and a woman are being treated for measles. The cases, which were announced Monday, include three in the Houston area, one in Galveston County and one in Montgomery County. The new measles cases in Houston bring the total number of cases in Texas to six so far in 2019. "Getting vaccinated protects you as well as those who are unable to receive vaccines due to age or medical conditions", said Michelle Beall, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist, Brookshire ... (more...)
Measles cases in Europe `highest in decade´ Measles cases in Europe `highest in decade´
- February 08, 2019

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if a person has measles , 90 per cent of those in proximity will also contract the virus unless they have been vaccinated or are immune. The second dose provides 97 percent protection. Public health officials have attributed the outbreak to vaccine coverage of less than 50 percent of the population when the outbreak began. (more...)
Women's brains appear 'years younger' than men's Women's brains appear 'years younger' than men's
- February 07, 2019

To figure out how brains use sugar differently between men and women, the team analysed 121 women and 84 men, ranging in age from 20 to 82 years . That is based on their use of glucose , and how it is burned for energy, which can affect brain performance. (more...)
Alarming rise in obesity-related cancers in young people Alarming rise in obesity-related cancers in young people
- February 06, 2019

Most epidemiological studies have focused on older populations so the effect on cancer risk of excess bodyweight in early life, or of weight gain in young adulthood, is not well understood. The survey revealed that the obesity-linked cancers in young adults have been on the rise between 1995 and 2015, affecting both women and men, nearly equally. (more...)
Measles outbreak grows in anti-vaccination hot spot Measles outbreak grows in anti-vaccination hot spot
- February 05, 2019

At least 10 U.S. states have reported cases of measles so far in 2019, including Washington, where an outbreak is to blame for 50 cases. The department told the Associated Press that of those who were affected by the virus, none of them had been vaccinated. (more...)
Kids Should Not Use Excess Toothpaste; Here's Why Kids Should Not Use Excess Toothpaste; Here's Why
- February 05, 2019

A pediatric dentist in Chicago, Mary Hayes told Daily Mail that "Fluoride is an incredible benefit but it must be used carefully". Despite what we know about the benefits of fluoride , there is a limit to how much toothpaste you should be squeezing onto your brush. (more...)
Cancer lingers, but fight against it prevails in Turkey and the world Cancer lingers, but fight against it prevails in Turkey and the world
- February 04, 2019

New cases of cervical cancer rose by 12.2 per cent to 1,304, the organisation says. Health authorities routinely launch nationwide checks against cancer and last year's checks involved 7 million people examined for likely breast, cervical and colorectal cancers , Anadolu Agency reports. (more...)
Swine Flu: 4 from NALSAR detected positive, 214 cases in January Swine Flu: 4 from NALSAR detected positive, 214 cases in January
- February 02, 2019

This is far more than the 205 cases reported during entire 2018, the report said. On the direction of Executive Director PIMS Dr Amjad Mehmood, the vaccination has been started to protect the doctors, nurses and other supporting staff of the hospital from carrying swine flu virus, medical expert at PIMS Dr Khawar Sultan said on Wednesday. (more...)
E-cigarettes can safely help people quit smoking, study says E-cigarettes can safely help people quit smoking, study says
- February 02, 2019

The debate over the potential harms and benefits of vaping has raged on for years. "Other strengths of the study include biochemical verification of smoking outcomes - the nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) arm had a choice of products (gum, patch, etc) and could switch between them if they wanted, the e-cig arm had a choice of e-liquids, and it was a pragmatic trial conducted in a real-world setting". (more...)
Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren’t vaccinated now have the measles Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren’t vaccinated now have the measles
- February 02, 2019

Oregon's governor had some choice words about the ongoing measles outbreak in the Portland region when she spoke at a forum in Bend on Friday. "What a lot of people don't realize is that it's one of the most contagious viruses we've ever known". (more...)
There's even more evidence that skipping breakfast might help you lose weight There's even more evidence that skipping breakfast might help you lose weight
- February 02, 2019

For decades, health experts have exhorted people not to miss breakfast, with warnings that those trying to keep their weight down by missing a meal will simply end up snacking more later. Researchers said that people who followed these two behaviours were less likely to gain weight and had a smaller waist circumference. Writing in the British Medical Journal , they said: 'This study suggests that the addition of breakfast might not be a good strategy for weight loss, regardless of ... (more...)
Bell Let's Talk Day: Construction industry raises awareness on mental health Bell Let's Talk Day: Construction industry raises awareness on mental health
- February 02, 2019

Safewards encourages active communication so that patients are heard and understood in an environment of trust", said Heather Hickey, director, Collaborative Practice and Mental Health and Addictions, Sault Area Hospital. The Newmarket resident announced last October she was withdrawing from competition, revealing that she had been struggling with her mental health. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) recognizes that one in five Canadians will suffer from a mental illness at ... (more...)
Measles outbreak in Vancouver area: 41 confirmed and 15 suspect cases Measles outbreak in Vancouver area: 41 confirmed and 15 suspect cases
- February 02, 2019

United States officials scrambling to contain a measles crisis in the USA are warning people to vaccinate their children, fearing it could take months to contain the outbreak due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicentre of the crisis. (more...)
Binghamton Devils Spreading Mental Health Awareness Binghamton Devils Spreading Mental Health Awareness
- February 01, 2019

Gruchy says people with severe mental illness including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and anorexia, get forgotten and lost in the general noise. It is an initiative started by Bell, CTV Northern Ontario's parent company, September 2010 and began as a new conversation about Canada's mental health with a goal to help end stigma. (more...)
Theresa May ordered to reopen Brexit negotiations with Europe Theresa May ordered to reopen Brexit negotiations with Europe
- January 31, 2019

What that basically means is that if there isn't anything else but the Brady Amendment being approved, we're still nowhere near getting a deal done before 29 March. Tuesday's votes are the latest twist in the turmoil that the Brexit vote has unleashed in one of the world's top economies. May's office has said it was considering extending House of Commons hours and cancelling MPs' week-long February holiday to make time to pass all the laws needed to prepare for Brexit. (more...)
Excess Screen Time May Cause Developmental Delays in Young Children Excess Screen Time May Cause Developmental Delays in Young Children
- January 31, 2019

But the results have been contested by others in the field who say the study did not take into account what the children were using the screens for, and that the influence of screens had a smaller effect than other factors such as family income, the child's sleep and whether they were read to. (more...)
BC residents warned of measles outbreak in Washington State BC residents warned of measles outbreak in Washington State
- January 30, 2019

In 1978, the CDC set a goal to eliminate measles from the United States by 1982. And once there are pockets of disease, the possibility of a measles outbreak increases. The American Academy of Pediatrics , the CDC and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend that children get the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine at 12 to 15 months old and again at 4 to 6 years old. (more...)
Growing measles outbreak in Washington spreading fear among parents
- January 29, 2019

Centre for Disease Control said. Most of the patients are children under 10, and one child has been hospitalized. As of Sunday afternoon, there were 34 confirmed cases of measles in Clark County , just north of Portland, Oregon, and one in King County, which includes Seattle. (more...)
HIV status of over 14,000 people leaked online HIV status of over 14,000 people leaked online
- January 29, 2019

Two years later in May 2018 , after Brochez had been deported from Singapore , the ministry received information that Brochez still had part of the records. "Our priority is the well-being of the affected individuals". "We are working with relevant parties to scan the Internet for signs of further disclosure of the information", it said, adding that Brochez now was under police investigation and local authorities were seeking assistance from their foreign counterparts . (more...)
Inslee declares state of emergency over Washington measles outbreak Inslee declares state of emergency over Washington measles outbreak
- January 29, 2019

No cases related to the Clark County outbreak have been reported in the province, but B.C.'s vaccination rate now sits below the 95 per cent necessary to achieve herd immunity. In 1998, Andrew Wakefield released a paper claiming to have linked the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to the onset of autism. Of those, 400 to 500 people died and 48,000 were hospitalized, according to the CDC . (more...)
Rep. Ted Lieu Endorses Kamala Harris For President Rep. Ted Lieu Endorses Kamala Harris For President
- January 29, 2019

Exactly one week ago on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Harris is the first black woman to announce her run in the 2020 presidential election. "And we are here at this moment in time because we must answer a fundamental question: Who are we?" "He was aspirational like our country is aspirational", she said of the civil rights leader. (more...)
11 people sick with salmonella after kissing, snuggling hedgehogs 11 people sick with salmonella after kissing, snuggling hedgehogs
- January 28, 2019

The CDC has issued similar advisories for pets like chickens (please don't kiss them!) and turtles (again, please no kisses!) during Salmonella outbreaks . The Public Health Agency of Canada reported an additional 22 turkey-related salmonella infections in four provinces - British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick - believed to be linked to the US outbreak. (more...)
Clark County Measles Outbreak Increases To 31 Confirmed Cases
- January 28, 2019

It was acquired by an adult traveller returning from the Philippines. This does not include the single confirmed case in Multnomah County. In a health alert from King County , it was said the man had recently traveled to Clark County. In 2018, six cases of measles were reported among B.C. residents. The CDC recommends people get the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to protect against those viruses. (more...)
Hancock unveils antibiotic resistance action plan to fight 'urgent global' threat Hancock unveils antibiotic resistance action plan to fight 'urgent global' threat
- January 27, 2019

We have today set a target in the United Kingdom of cutting resistant infections by 10% within the next five years. Proposals in the document include de-linking payments made to companies from the volumes of the medicines sold, to basing payment on a NICE-led assessment of their value - but the document gave no further details about how the scheme will work. (more...)