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Los Angeles universities quarantine students over measles outbreak

Asmall outbreak of measles is occurring in Los Angeles County involving five confirmed cases linked to overseas travel. They also were barred ...

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CDC Reports Largest US Measles Outbreak Since Year 2000

It said outbreaks can spread out of control in communities with lower-than-normal vaccination rates. In a separate statement confirming th...

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‘MIND-READING’ device could help restore speech in stroke victims

It is hoped that the implant will be able to provide assistance to those patients suffering from stroke , traumatic brain injuries and neurodeg...

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Alabama lottery plan 'certainly not in the bag'

Republican Sen. Greg Albritton , sponsor of the legislation, said he was pleased with the outcome after early vote counts showed he was below t...

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Measles quarantine issued at 2 California universities amid outbreak

Dr. Karen Smith, director of the California Department of Public Health , says the state recorded 38 measles cases as of Thursday, April 25, 20...

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US Has Contributed $495m For Malaria Control In Nigeria Since 2011 - Symington

Of all countries burdened by malaria, Nigeria has the highest percentage, bearing 19% (82,650) of malaria deaths worldwide. In Nigeria, it accou...

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Asthma-causing toxins found in e-cigarettes

The school said exposure "to these microbial toxins has been associated with myriad health problems in humans, including asthma , reduced lung ...

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Teens can workout for free all summer long at Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness will hold a " Teen Summer Challenge Scholarship Sweepstakes " starting next month that allows 15- to 18-year-olds to work out for...

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Distribution of World’s First Malaria Vaccine Begins

Thirty years and one billion dollars later, the vaccine RTS, S is ready for roll out. The other two pilot countries Ghana and Kenya will...

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FDA Approves First Device for Children With ADHD

About the size of a cellphone, the device delivers a mild electrical pulse to a wired patch placed on the patient's forehead while sleeping. The...

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Ground Beef Recalled on E. coli Fears

The CDC said the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and state officials are continuing their trace-back investigations to find the source of ra...

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U.S. measles cases at highest since elimination in 2000: CDC

Persons should check their vaccine history for vaccination with measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. So far this year, more than 16,000 cas...

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World’s first malaria vaccine pilot programme launched in Malawi

After more than three decades in development and nearly $1 billion in investment, the most advanced vaccine yet has been rolled out in Malawi's ...

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Measles Cases Confirmed in Sacramento County

The outbreak in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods began in October when, according to officials, an unvaccinated child became infected while...

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More Cases of Measles Reported in NY

Dr Shoemack said two of the four new cases were linked to the initial outbreak in Mount Maunganui which began with a young female backpacker fro...

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New attack on Ebola centre in Congo, 1 militia member killed

As more details came in, Tedros added that the man who died is a World Health Organization epidemiologist deployed to the outbreak region, Dr ...

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Anti-vaccination trends risk return of eradicated diseases, warn health experts

Public Health officials located five cases of measles in Los Angeles County. If you think you are sick with measles, health leaders say call y...

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Measles case reported in Florida

That is why the World Health Organization recommended that governments tailor fit their approaches to ensure that everyone could be immunized....

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Multistate listeria outbreak linked to deli meats and cheeses

Those who fell ill said in interviews they ate different types and brands of products, including meats and cheese bought from and sliced at vari...

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Eating more than 25g of red meat a day 'raises cancer risk'

Pointing out that other United Kingdom studies have found no statistical differences in mortality rates or bowel cancer risks between meat eater...

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Living heart for the first time printed on a 3D printer

The Israeli scientists seek to overcome this problem by taking a biopsy of fatty tissue from the patient to develop the "ink" for the printed h...

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Flight attendant in coma with measles

Basson said public health experts have not been able to speak with the woman because she is unconscious, but her mother told them that she had r...

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Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death

Thirty-two pig brains were collected from a meat-plant and four hours later the organs were connected to a system made by the team at Yale Uni...

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Health Dept.: Child care center shut down for violating measles order

However, spikes have also been reported in the USA, and in Canada, 33 cases had been reported in the first three months of the year. World He...

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Montgomery Health Providers On Guard for Measles

Symptoms usually begin seven to 14 days after exposure. On Wednesday, the ministry said it would keep child healthcare centers open throughout...

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FDA Halts Vaginal Mesh Sales; Boston Scientific Shares Fall

The order applies to the companies' surgical mesh products for the transvaginal fix or pelvic organ prolapse, which we recategorized as high-ris...

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Scientists Create World's First 3D-Printed Heart Using Patient's Own Cells

Previously, only simple tissues - without the blood vessels they need to live and function - had been printed, according to a press release from...

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Trump urges investigation of FBI actions

I am not suggesting those rules were violated, but I think it is important to look at that. "But the question is whether it was adequately predi...

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Global measles cases up by 300 percent in 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all children get two doses of measles vaccine, which is 97% effective. "Preli...

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Democrats set new deadline on Trump tax returns

The response by Rep. Richard Neal , the House Ways and Means Committee chairman, comes after the administration asked for more time to consider...

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