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A large study provides more evidence that MMR vaccines don't cause autism

The findings, published in the scientific journal Annals of Internal Medicine , come at a very relevant time as the number of measles cases has...

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Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant

But the transplants were meant to treat cancer in the patients, not HIV. For this reason, he's often described as being the first patient "cur...

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Second man appears to be free of HIV after transplant

Both milestones resulted from bone-marrow transplants given to infected patients. Gupta described his patient as " functionally cured " and " ...

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Doctors urge parents to vaccinate children in wake of major measles outbreak

A measles outbreak in the USA has triggered debate on the ease with which parents can opt out of mandatory vaccine rules. By comparison, the...

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Washington lawmakers move to remove vaccine exemptions amid growing measles outbreak

Measles was declared eliminated in the United States 19 years ago, but it is now making an ugly comeback and threatening the health of childre...

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Funds threat won't end Planned Parenthood abortion referrals

Missouri requires that physicians at clinics providing abortion services have admitting privileges at a hospital, but Planned Parenthood sou...

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Rare set of semi-identical twins identified in Australia

DNA analysis showed they were identical on the mother's side, but just siblings on the father's side. Identical twins occur when cells fro...

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Ontario unveils overhaul to 'disconnected' health care system

According to the province, the new plan "would improve access to services and patient experience". Enhancing primary care, or empowering physi...

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GE sells biopharma unit for $21B

The biopharma sale also propelled a broad rally in GE's roughly $120 billion of bonds, which had taken a pounding in late 2018 as it became clea...

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YouTube videos aimed at kids discovered to include self-harm tips

The mother also goes to compile videos of Minecraft videos with multiple shooting scenes including one within a school. As the world's biggest I...

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Flu season may play a role in kidney failure deaths

Officials said there have been 31 deaths due to the flu this season. Dr. Albert Wu, an internist and professor of health policy and manageme...

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Trump to bar abortion referrals by family planning clinics

Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen said on Friday that "the Title X gag rule will essentially dismantle this critical federal program" a...

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CDC: 'Zombie deer disease' spreading in USA could infect humans

As of January, Chronic Wasting Disease has reportedly inhabited deer, elk and moose in 24 states in the US, including two provinces in Canada. ...

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'Young Blood' Transfusions to Prevent Aging Are Unproven and Risky, FDA Warns

Thiel's reported interest was sparked by a company called Ambrosia , which has locations in five states across the USA and sells one liter of ...

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Measles outbreak in Philippines prompts Public Health to issue warning

The infection can lead to serious complications including pneumonia, encephalitis and can even be fatal. So far, nine cases of measles have be...

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'Zombie deer disease' hits wildlife in 24 states

There have been no reported cases of CWD infection in people. Some experts seem to think so, claiming that the so-called Chronic Wasting Dise...

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Vancouver sees measles outbreak with 9 cases

For every 1,000 people who get measles, one to two die. People are contagious with measles for up to four days before and up to four days afte...

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To find the relation between push-UPS and heart disease

The American Heart Association emphasizes the importance of assessing levels of physical activity, both in the clinic and within the workplace. ...

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Facebook powerful platform for anti-vaxxers

In the letter , which was addressed to CEO Mark Zuckerberg , Schiff said there is "no evidence to suggest that vaccines cause life-threate...

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Diet drinks daily could raise stroke risk says study

That group "had significantly greater likelihood" of strokes and coronary heart disease . Now, a new study has suggested that there's a li...

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This season's flu shot working well in children — CDC

The vaccine is the best line of defense against influenza , and CDC noted its benefits such as reducing the risk of flu illness, hospitalizatio...

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Donald Trump to sign border bill, declare emergency to fund wall

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that declaring a national emergency would set a risky precedent. "I'm g...

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2 unrelated cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver

The report comes as both Canada and the United States face another year of measles outbreaks such as one now underway in Washington State an...

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Eating 'ultraprocessed' foods accelerates your risk of early death, study says

These types of food, the researchers reveal, are sold as ready-to-eat snacks, desserts, and ready-to-heat meals that have increasingly become po...

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Warning over health risks of ‘heated tobacco’ devices and vaping

The CDC findings come from a national survey conducted last spring of more than 20,000 middle and high school students. Last year, around 4.9 ...

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Scott Morrison suffers historic defeat as border protection election looms

An Afghan asylum seeker allegedly grabbed two nurses' bottoms after being rushed from Nauru to Australia for medical treatment. "Every arrival...

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Ohio Teen Defies Mother And Gets Vaccinated After Turning To Strangers Online

You don't know what you're talking about. Many people have rushed to vaccinate themselves and their children since the Vancouver-area outbreak...

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Fitbit might soon launch a fitness tracker for kids

But unlike it's previous devices, this one is only available if your health plan or employer is signed up with Fitbit . As the company becomes ...

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John Dingell: 'The work is certainly not finished. But we've made progress'

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's mother, Anne Gorsuch Burford. He began his career during former President Dwight D. Eisenhower's administra...

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Measles outbreak declared in Philippines

READ: "Measles under control" In San Lazaro Hospital alone, at least 248 children and 21 adults are being treated for measles, according to its...

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