Health

CDC: U.S. measles cases reach highest level in almost 20 years

CDC: U.S. measles cases reach highest level in almost 20 years The CDC says 91.5% of U.S. children aged 19 months to 35 months received at least one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in 2017, the most recent year available. Public health experts say the extremity of the policies could further push vaccine-skeptical groups away from the medical establishment. Vaccines are a safe, highly effective public health solution that can prevent this disea... [Full Article...]

Trump urges Americans to get measles vaccine

Trump urges Americans to get measles vaccine Karen Smith. Health officials say the infested person also visited a CVS on South Main Street in Southampton that afternoon. Public Health Isle of Man is issuing advice over MMR jabs after figures on measles cases were published this week. [Full Article...]

IL health department responding to United States measles outbreak

IL health department responding to United States measles outbreak They said it's the best way to protect you and your family from the highly contagious disease. Around 169 million children missed out on the measles vaccine over an eight-year period, a shortfall in protective coverage that has paved the way for a disease that is sweeping the world, the U.N. [Full Article...]

E.Coli outbreak expands to 10 states, including Indiana

E.Coli outbreak expands to 10 states, including Indiana Experts at the CDC say that number could go up as no single source or supplier has been identified as the source and illness reports typically take two to three weeks to reach them. As of Tuesday, the agency has not recommended that people refrain from eating ground beef, but instead stressed that "consumers and restaurants should handle ground beef safely and cook it thoroughly to avoid foodbor... [Full Article...]

1hr limit on screen time for toddlers

1hr limit on screen time for toddlers Children shouldn't be restrained in a pram or high chair, or strapped to someone's back, for more than an hour at a time . Childhood is the time when children have fun exploring the neighbourhood, and not be glued to their gadgets! Tim Smith, Reader in Cognitive Psychology, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, said: "In recent months United Kingdom pa... [Full Article...]

Trailer For Netflix Ocasio-Cortez Documentary 'Knock Down The House'

Trailer For Netflix Ocasio-Cortez Documentary 'Knock Down The House' In 2018, Congress passed the Mission Act to address wait time and access to care for veterans. "If implemented properly, it will fix a lot of the long-term systemic problems in the V.A.", he said , adding "You're seeing more people like Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez inside and outside trying to stop the implementation of the bill and keep veterans trapped in many cases in failing V.A. [Full Article...]

No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5 The institution also recommended that children between two and four years of age should not experience sedentary screen time for more than one hour per day. Is WHO's recommendation sensible or unrealistic? Early childhood is a period of rapid physical and cognitive development during which habits are formed and family lifestyle routines are adaptable, said the World Health Organization guideli... [Full Article...]

Measles cases in U.S. hit highest mark in 25 years

Measles cases in U.S. hit highest mark in 25 years Figures released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 71 more cases of measles were reported last week - with 68 of them from NY - bringing this year's total to 626 cases since January 1. One of the people infected in L.A.'s measles outbreak is a UCLA student, university officials confirmed Tuesday. If you may have been infected, county officials say to monitor yo... [Full Article...]

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Battling Depression While Filming ‘Game of Thrones’

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Battling Depression While Filming ‘Game of Thrones’ The film/TV actress also talked about how she is trying to change the stigma on mental health concerns and being transparent about her issues. "I actually am still on my break", she said. Sophie Turner has detailed the depression that she experienced on her first few years on Game of Thrones . "It's weird", she said. The mounting negativity crescendoed to a climax when Turner realized she ... [Full Article...]

Yale scientists restore cellular functions in dead pig's brain

Yale scientists restore cellular functions in dead pig's brain Importantly, although the researchers saw some preservation of flow through blood vessels and energy use, there was no higher level functional activity in the brain circuits. "An important fact, since restoration of blood flow to the rest of the body (following a cardiac arrest, for instance), may activate injury processes in non-brain tissues which produce substances that damage the brain (for ex... [Full Article...]

Scientists Say They Have 3D-Printed the First Heart Using Human Tissue

Scientists Say They Have 3D-Printed the First Heart Using Human Tissue Elaborating on the usage of the patient's own cells, Dvir claims that this is the most pivotal step to engineering the organs and tissues. In our process these materials serve as the bioinks, substances made of sugars and proteins that can be used for 3D printing of complex tissue models. [Full Article...]

Flight attendant in "deep" coma after contracting measles

Flight attendant in Health officials in MI have confirmed that a measles outbreak in that state is linked to the ongoing crisis in the state of NY. The woman - who had been healthy prior to contracting measles - was vaccinated as a child but only received one dose, which is considered less effective than the two-dose practice administered in the United States beginning in 1989, authorities said. [Full Article...]

Is UnitedHealth Poised for a Turnaround After Q1?

Is UnitedHealth Poised for a Turnaround After Q1? UnitedHealth is the nation's largest provider of Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the federally funded Medicare coverage program for people aged 65 and over. Four for the Democratic nomination of Sanders' fellow senators and rivals are set to sign on the upgraded medical care proposal from the Vermont independent Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Israeli researchers print first 3D heart using patient’s own cells

Israeli researchers print first 3D heart using patient’s own cells The staggering development prompted Israel's Foreign Ministry to react, citing it as yet another exceptional example of Israeli innovation. Although the 3D human heart represents a promising step towards transplant engineering, further research is needed. [Full Article...]

Measles cases in NYC rise to 329, outbreak expected to worsen

Measles cases in NYC rise to 329, outbreak expected to worsen Over the a year ago, the largest numbers have been in Ukraine, Madagascar and India, with each reporting more than 60,000 cases. In 2014, the United States reported a record 667 cases, including one large outbreak primarily among unvaccinated Amish communities in OH that accounted for more than half of the cases. [Full Article...]

United States attorney general ready to release Mueller report 'within a week'

United States attorney general ready to release Mueller report 'within a week' Democrats have opened almost a dozen investigations of President Trump, but "at the top of the Democrats' list are three things they really want to see: Trump's tax returns, the full Mueller report, and Avengers: Endgame ", Trevor Noah said on Tuesday's Daily Show . [Full Article...]

Democrats demand Trump tax returns by April 23

Democrats demand Trump tax returns by April 23 Capitol in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2019. Ways and Means Chair Richard Neal sent the IRS a request for Trump tax information on April 3, citing a portion of the IRS Code giving certain committees authority to access "any return or return information". [Full Article...]

New York City declares health emergency amid measles outbreak in Brooklyn

New York City declares health emergency amid measles outbreak in Brooklyn There are no strictures against vaccines in the Jewish religion and the overwhelming majority of American Jews are vaccinated. City health officials said Monday that yeshivas in Williamsburg , Brooklyn, that do not comply will face fines and possible closure. [Full Article...]

New York City declares health emergency over measles outbreak in Williamsburg

At least 285 people have contracted measles in the city since September, and the order covers four Zip codes in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood where the vast majority have originated, Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. [Full Article...]

NY orders mandatory vaccinations amid measles outbreak

As part of the declaration, every unvaccinated person living in the ZIP codes 11205, 11206, 11211 and 11249 - regardless of whether they have been exposed to the infection - are required to receive the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine to stymie the outbreak . [Full Article...]


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