Health

NYC authorities threaten to close Brooklyn yeshivas over unvaccinated students

The order is signed to remain in effect until the next meeting of the New York City Board of Health on April 17 at which time "it may be continued or rescinded by the board". Under the order, any person living in the affected areas who has not been vaccinated must be immunised within 48 hours. An outbreak in Rockland County outside New York City led officials to ban unvaccinated children fro... [Full Article...]

At least three cases of Candida auris fungus in Singapore since 2012

At least three cases of Candida auris fungus in Singapore since 2012 Candida auris , which preys on people with weakened immune systems, can be deadly. According to the Times , an elderly man was sickened by the fungus past year at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY, after being admitted for abdominal surgery. "Most C. auris cases in the United States have been detected in the New York City area, New Jersey, and the Chicago area", the CDC said in a statement. [Full Article...]

One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet

One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet The causes of these deaths included 10 million deaths from cardiovascular disease, 913,000 cancer-related deaths, and nearly 339,000 deaths from Type-2 diabetes. United States co-author Professor Walter Willett, from Harvard University, said the findings supported recent research on heart and artery disease that advocated replacing meat with plant protein. [Full Article...]

Health officials confirm measles case in Dallas County

Health officials confirm measles case in Dallas County The Oakland County Health Department scheduled a special measles vaccination clinic from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at the South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road in Southfield. In addition, immune globulin (Ig) treatment is effective within six days of exposure for high-risk individuals. The PIN can be obtained from your healthcare provider upon request. [Full Article...]

Cholera kills two in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Cholera kills two in cyclone-hit Mozambique The vaccination target represents around 80 percent of the people affected by the cyclone, said Marie Benigna, a deputy director in the health ministry. Numerous missing may have found shelter in one of 155 displaced persons sites across Sofala, Manica, Zambezia, and Tete provinces. Some 843 people were killed by the storm and subsequent flooding in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. [Full Article...]

Trump says ObamaCare replacement vote will happen after 2020 election

Trump says ObamaCare replacement vote will happen after 2020 election McConnell explained to Trump that senators are open to tackling specific aspects of health care - namely, trying to lower prescription drug prices. "The Republican Party will be known as the Party of Great HealtCare [sic]". Trump accuses Democrats of seeking "a socialist takeover of American healthcare", and is certain to take that argument onto the 2020 campaign trail. [Full Article...]

Federal Judge Again Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements

Federal Judge Again Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements Arizona, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin have had their work requirements approved by the federal government, but they are not yet implemented. "Cancer patients and survivors often become so sick from treatment and its long-term effects that they are unable or told not to work by their doctors". [Full Article...]

Kevin McCarthy Is Not Behind Trump Administration's Latest Obamacare Move

Kevin McCarthy Is Not Behind Trump Administration's Latest Obamacare Move Signaling a reversal of its earlier legal strategy, which was focused on only fighting parts of the health care statute, the Department of Justice late Monday filed a two-sentence letter in a pending federal case that now argued the entire law should be struck down . [Full Article...]

Bottle of wine per week equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes, study finds

Bottle of wine per week equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes, study finds One bottle of wine per week is associated with an increased absolute lifetime risk of alcohol-related cancers in women, driven by breast cancer , equivalent to the increased absolute cancer risk associated with ten cigarettes per week. [Full Article...]

A male birth control pill has just passed human safety tests

A male birth control pill has just passed human safety tests It is a modified testosterone that has the combined actions of a male hormone (androgen) and a progesterone, said the study's co-senior investigator, Christina Wang , M.D., Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Los Angeles Biomed Research Institute ( LA BioMed ), Torrance, Calif. [Full Article...]

Walgreens Will Start Selling CBD Sprays and Patches in 1,500 Stores

Walgreens Will Start Selling CBD Sprays and Patches in 1,500 Stores CBD ( Cannabidiol): A substance derived from cannabis plants that does not have psychoactive effects. New rules for the regulation of CBD products in MI could make the pain and anxiety relievers more widely available to the general public without the fear that the oils, creams, tinctures and lotions are illegal. [Full Article...]

New York county bans unvaccinated youths from eateries

New York county bans unvaccinated youths from eateries According to the Associated Press , Day said at a new conference Tuesday that the move - which will be in place for 30 days, during which violators "could be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail" - was "an attention grab" meant to drive home the importance of vaccines. [Full Article...]

Tax sugary drinks, urge pediatricians and Heart Association

Tax sugary drinks, urge pediatricians and Heart Association The policy statement is the first time AAP has recommended taxes on sugary drinks. "I talk with my patients and their families all the time about the health harms of sugary drinks and the advantage of drinking primarily water and milk". [Full Article...]

Democrats Will IGNORE Mueller Report, Push to 'Impeach Trump Anyway'

Democrats Will IGNORE Mueller Report, Push to 'Impeach Trump Anyway' If not, they have suggested subpoenas could be issued. It was too early to turn on Mueller (who had been held up for two years as a Messiah-like figure who would save them from the Trump presidency). "The Department of Justice has determined that the district court's judgment should be affirmed", DOJ lawyers wrote to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit . [Full Article...]

Unvaccinated children face public space ban in NY measles outbreak

The county is now experiencing its longest outbreak since 2000, with most of the cases involving members of the Orthodox Jewish community. "However, parents will be held accountable if they're found to be in violation of this emergency declaration". [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Now Says Entire Affordable Care Act Should Be Repealed

Trump Administration Now Says Entire Affordable Care Act Should Be Repealed Although President Trump has railed against Obamacare for years and has frequently called for its repeal and replacement, he and other Republicans have insisted that they support protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions. Democrats have been casting about for a message after Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no conspiracy between candidate Donald Trump and the Russian government to ... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization urges support for Ebola spread in D. R. Congo

World Health Organization urges support for Ebola spread in D. R. Congo They have been telling people "this disease is incurable". Do you have a life-changing story you would like us to publish? Though more than 96,000 people have been vaccinated in the country, and more than 44 million border screenings have helped to slow the spread of Ebola , the risk of national and regional spread remains very high, especially when episodes of violence and instability impact... [Full Article...]

Sizzling Tea Practically Doubles Threat Of Esophageal Most cancers: Research

Sizzling Tea Practically Doubles Threat Of Esophageal Most cancers: Research Hot drinks like coffee or tea get us going every morning, and when you're exhausted from just waking up, they can't go down fast enough. "Our results substantially strengthen the existing evidence supporting an association between hot beverage drinking and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC)", said lead author Dr. [Full Article...]

8 measles cases in Oakland County since March 13

8 measles cases in Oakland County since March 13 The last reported measles cases in Bexar County was in 2007. Health officials have now confirmed eight cases, Jermont Terry of WDIV reports . Interior Health is monitoring and following up with people who may have been in contact with the patient to determine immunization status and, if necessary, offer them post-exposure protection. [Full Article...]

FDA approves first medicine for post-partum depression

FDA approves first medicine for post-partum depression Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy, affecting up to one in seven women who have recently given birth. Like other forms of depression, postpartum depression can cause a loss of pleasure, irritability , mood swings, racing thoughts and sadness. [Full Article...]


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