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Following confirmation of the disease's spread from state health officials, authorities warned those who'd "recently acquired a new, small breed dog" from Marion County to call their veterinarian , Fox News reported Monday . Human infection from the disease is rare, the university said . The department recommends that those who believe they might have come in contact with an infected or exposed dog, visit their primary care physician.
  • NYC declares health emergency over measles outbreak

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    New York City on Tuesday, April 9, declared a public health emergency and ordered mandatory measles vaccinations amid an outbreak , becoming the latest national flashpoint over refusals to inoculate against unsafe diseases. Measles is highly contagious from four days before to four days after symptoms appear. "I urge everyone to get vaccinated". "Look it's a serious public health concern, but it's also a serious First Amendment issue and it is going to be a constitutional, legal ...
  • Dallas County reports confirmed case of measles, its first in 2 years

    Dallas County reports confirmed case of measles, its first in 2 years

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    The Orange County Department of Health is advising residents that the number of confirmed measles cases in the county is now 15 and that there has been a substantial increase in the number of cases in surrounding areas. The measles vaccine is highly effective and very safe. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. About 1 out of 4 people who get measles will be hospitalized.
  • Trump administration now says entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down

    Trump administration now says entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down

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    Previously, the administration said it only wanted to throw out the law's protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions, but that the rest of the law could stay. "But, the reality is the court decision is likely not until the summer of 2020, by the time it would reach the Supreme Court". The summary of the report says Mueller could not decide whether Trump obstructed justice and left that up to the Justice Department.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola outbreak surpasses 1,000 cases

    Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola outbreak surpasses 1,000 cases

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    The number of confirmed cases stands at 1,009, of which 944 are confirmed and 65 probable, in an outbreak that started in August. This is the DRC's 10th and largest Ebola outbreak, and the second biggest in history. The head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) earlier in March warned that the battle against Ebola was being lost because ordinary people did not trust health workers and the response was overly militarised.
  • Trump administration wants all of 'Obamacare' struck down

    Trump administration wants all of 'Obamacare' struck down

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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks Tuesday at a news conference about strengthening the Affordable Care Act , which the Trump administration seeks to invalidate. "And we will continue to fight for bold action to lower prescription drug prices". U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor in Texas had ruled the law, known as the Affordable Care Act, was no longer constitutional because Congress had repealed the requirement that people buy insurance or pay a penalty.
  • Drinking piping hot tea doubles cancer risk

    Drinking piping hot tea doubles cancer risk

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    Drinking 700 ml per day of tea or more at a higher temperature (60 degrees Celsius or higher) was associated with a 90% higher risk of esophageal cancer , the researchers said . However, since the newest study does not have alcohol and tobacco in the equation, it's become far more concerning for most of us. After following up on the participants, the researchers diagnosed 317 cases of esophageal cancer .
  • New guidelines advise against aspirin to prevent heart disease

    New guidelines advise against aspirin to prevent heart disease

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    Aiming for and keeping a healthy weight - for people who are overweight or obese, losing just 5 to 10 percent of their body weight (that would be 10-20 pounds for someone who weighs 200 pounds) can markedly cut their risk of heart disease, stroke and other health issues.
  • Bone marrow transplant renders second patient free of HIV

    Bone marrow transplant renders second patient free of HIV

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    Doctors and researchers have made remarkable progress in terms of treatment since then and the news of a second patient being cured is seen as a sign that a universal cure will eventually be found. "They used a reduced intense conditioning regimen but I think that had no influence on the outcome", he said. Fast forward to 2016 when the London patient received a bone marrow transplant from a donor with the same mutation.
  • Washington: 3 additional measles cases confirmed in Clark County

    Washington: 3 additional measles cases confirmed in Clark County

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    Children in Yemen were vaccinated on February 9, 2019 during a mobile measles and rubella immunization campaign. UNICEF encouraged people to get vaccinated, and trained health monitors working in migrant shelters for Venezuelans. Others simply have a strong personal belief against vaccination. Rep. Diana DeGette, a Democrat representing Colorado on Capitol Hill, is leading a discussion on the recent measles outbreak in the U.S.
  • Ford government to create new Ontario Health super agency

    Ford government to create new Ontario Health super agency

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    The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) - the regional super-agency that allocates health care dollars in much of Southwestern Ontario from Lake Erie to Tobermory - would be caught up in the agency amalgamation. "I don't think there is quite as much to (the announcement) as they would like to have us believe". Each of these agencies also has a full senior management team and office support.
  • Self-harm clips hidden in kids' cartoons

    Self-harm clips hidden in kids' cartoons

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    Free Hess said she found a cartoon on YouTube Kids - described by the Google-owned site as a "family friendly" version - in which a man showed youngsters how to slit their wrists effectively. Among those were scenes depicting school shootings, a cartoon about human trafficking, and others glorifying child suicide. The video was taken down.
  • Canada could see large amount of measles outbreaks, health experts warn

    Canada could see large amount of measles outbreaks, health experts warn

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    The latest outbreak of measles started in an anti-vaccination hotspot where only 78 percent of the kindergarten through high school population had gotten their shots. Some 95% of children received the first dose of the vaccine. "We can not achieve healthier populations globally, as promised in WHO's vision for the coming five years, if we do not work locally".
  • Five Children, One Adult Diagnosed With Measles In Central Texas

    Five Children, One Adult Diagnosed With Measles In Central Texas

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    All three sufferers dwell in northwest Harris County . Ninety-two percent of the cases were reported by 10 countries: Ukraine (53,218), Serbia (5,076), Israel (2,919), France (2,913), Italy (2,517), Russian Federation (2,256), Georgia (2,203), Greece (2,193), Albania (1,466), Romania (1,987).
  • Confirmed measles cases up to 49 in Clark County

    Confirmed measles cases up to 49 in Clark County

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    While no infections have been reported in Idaho, at least one public health department has issued a notice for schools and day-care centers to be on the lookout for signs of the illness and make sure they have accurate vaccination records. Brazil had more than 10,000 cases of measles past year; Europe, almost 60,000. Another case in King County involved a man who had recently traveled to Clark County.
  • Rep. Ted Lieu Endorses Kamala Harris For President

    Rep. Ted Lieu Endorses Kamala Harris For President

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    Her town hall will be live from Iowa. Campaign aides say she has drawn inspiration from Shirley Chisholm, a NY congresswoman who in 1972 became the first black woman to run for president from a major party. On gun violence, Harris said Congress has failed to lead. "For every one dollar increase in taxes, we're talking about more savings through getting rid of premiums, copays, and deductibles".
  • Election Commission writes to Delhi Police seeking FIR against self-proclaimed cyber expert

    Election Commission writes to Delhi Police seeking FIR against self-proclaimed cyber expert

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    His comments come a day after a self-proclaimed Indian cyber expert claimed in London that the EVMs could be hacked and that the 2014 parliamentary election was " rigged ". Shuja, who created a flutter, also alleged that other than the BJP, the SP, BSP, AAP and Congress, too, are involved in the rigging of the EVMs. "In Delhi Assembly elections, transmission initiated by the BJP IT was intercepted".
  • Here’s how The Accidental Prime Minister and Uri opened at the box-office

    Here’s how The Accidental Prime Minister and Uri opened at the box-office

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    The war film is based on the Indian Army's surgical strikes on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) as a retaliation for the Uri attack took place in the year 2016. The fact that it got released ahead of 2019 elections, has made many label it as a propaganda film. Day 3 [today] should be bigger. Have a look at the official trailer of Vicky Kaushal starrer action military drama movie " Uri: The Surgical Strike " below in case you missed it.
  • NYC Mayor: City Will Guarantee Healthcare for All New Yorkers

    NYC Mayor: City Will Guarantee Healthcare for All New Yorkers

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    NYC Care will launch in summer 2019 and will roll out gradually in different parts of the city, starting in the Bronx, according to the release. Fees for the NYC Care services will be based on sliding scale charges, meaning people will pay for health care services based on their income.
  • Two More Flu-related Deaths Reported in San Diego County

    Two More Flu-related Deaths Reported in San Diego County

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    There were about 80,000 estimated deaths , including 180 children - the most since the CDC started using its latest surveillance procedures. Danuta M. That was the most activity for any state, according to the agency's map. Seventy-one of those kids had to be admitted to the ICU. Additional illness prevention resources can be found by visiting the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health websites.
  • Powell Meeting On? Depends on Who You Ask

    Powell Meeting On? Depends on Who You Ask

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    The Fed , which hiked benchmark US interest rates four times a year ago including in December, is however not on a preset path and could pause policy tightening as it did in 2016 when global growth concerns led to doubts about the USA economic recovery, he said.
  • Flu activity

    Flu activity "widespread" in Nebraska, according to CDC

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    Dr Kelleher urged people to get the flu vaccine if they have not done so already and to avoid sending children to school or going to work if you have symptoms of the flu. If you get the flu, antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu and Relenza can make your illness less severe. "The flu vaccine is one of our safest vaccines".
  • Free Flu Shots Offered in Hillsborough Until December 7

    Free Flu Shots Offered in Hillsborough Until December 7

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    Four of the 10 USA regions reported ILI at or above their baseline levels, with two states (Georgia and Louisiana) reporting high ILI activity. No pediatric deaths attributed to flu were reported to CDC this week, which means the 2018-19 season total remains at five.
  • Antimicrobial Resistance a Global Health Emergency

    Antimicrobial Resistance a Global Health Emergency

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    In recognition of the 2018 US Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week , 12-18 November, America's pig farmers want consumers to realise the continuous improvement and antibiotic stewardship efforts underway. "Everyone has a part to play in reducing antibiotic resistance". Bacteria can become resistant when patients use antibiotics they do not need, or do not finish a course of treatment, giving the half-defeated bug a chance to recover and build immunity.
  • Affordable Care Act enrollment season begins

    Affordable Care Act enrollment season begins

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    Kori Hattemer , head of the Insure Central Texas program at local nonprofit Foundation Communities , says the four insurers on the exchange past year are all back - Blue Cross Blue Shield , Ambetter, Oscar, and Sendero Health Plans, which decided not to exit the market in September after public outcry (" Sendero's Path Forward ", Sept.