Health Care

Disease transmissible from dogs to humans shows up in Iowa

Disease transmissible from dogs to humans shows up in Iowa The disease originated from a small dog-breeding facility in Marion County , Iowa , and both the animals and the building in question are now being quarantined while the pups undergo clinical testing. We all love puppy kisses but this may be something you want to think about the next time you let a dog slobber on you. They don't know to do a brucellosis test. [Full Article...]

US measles outbreaks continue to grow

US measles outbreaks continue to grow State health officials say the number of measles cases is up in California this year and much of the increase is linked to overseas travel. A ban from public places, public assemblies, and a mandatory requirement to cooperate with the health department still stands for anyone who hasn't been vaccinated for measles. [Full Article...]

Measles Case Reported In Pinellas County Amid National Spike

Measles Case Reported In Pinellas County Amid National Spike France and the United Kingdom followed the U.S.in child vaccine gaps, with 608,000 and 527,000 unvaccinated respectively within the eight-year period. Health experts said children should have two doses of the vaccine to fully protect against the disease. Children need two doses of the vaccine for protection, with the World Health Organisation ( WHO) recommending 95% coverage to achieve her... [Full Article...]

CDC: Measles outbreak has spread to southern states

CDC: Measles outbreak has spread to southern states This higher vaccination rate is likely the reason that California isn't now experiencing an outbreak of measles similar to what is seen in other states, including NY. It spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. For most people, measles is not life-threatening. According to the CDC , if children receive the required two doses of vaccination, it is 97 percent effective... [Full Article...]

Officials confirm case of measles in East Tennessee

Officials confirm case of measles in East Tennessee BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA - With the increase in measles cases across the USA, the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County (DOH-Brevard) is urging Floridians and visitors who have not been immunized to get vaccinated. But CDC data shows that from 2000 to 2018, there were 140 measles cases on average per year in the United States. "Since then, there have been additional people from Brook... [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders pushes back at critics of his new wealth

Bernie Sanders pushes back at critics of his new wealth Bernie Sanders' tax returns for the first time. You said you don't agree with 70 percent. He declined to do so, disclosing only his tax return for 2014. 1 million from book sales . Sanders' campaign said in a news release that he paid 26% effective tax rate in 2018 . One of them was a bestseller on the New York Times bestseller list. [Full Article...]

Once Again Confirmed Cases of Measles Skyrocket in Hudson Valley

Once Again Confirmed Cases of Measles Skyrocket in Hudson Valley Advocates say no one should be forced to take the vaccine because of the side effects that could have long-lasting impacts. As NYCityLens reported , Mayor Bill De Blasio declared a public health emergency Tuesday because of the growing measles outbreak in Williamsburg Brooklyn. [Full Article...]

Ex-DNI chief: 'Stunning and scary' that Barr would raise spying allegation

Ex-DNI chief: 'Stunning and scary' that Barr would raise spying allegation U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the proposed budget estimates for the Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2019. "It was started illegally", Mr Trump told reporters at the White House, without citing any evidence. Barr modified his language, saying, "I want to make sure there was no unauthorized surveillance". [Full Article...]

CDC's secrecy of drug-resistant outbreaks in hospitals sparks patient safety debate

CDC's secrecy of drug-resistant outbreaks in hospitals sparks patient safety debate After looking at people in contact with those first 77 cases, the CDC determined that the quick-spreading fungus had infected 45 more. The Center for Disease Control reports almost half of patients who contract Candida auris die, and the fungi spreads very easily and can take over a hospital room, leading some hospitals to keep the outbreak quiet to avoid public hysteria, according to ... [Full Article...]

NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles

De Blasio, a Democrat, said officials were confident the order would withstand legal scrutiny. The city's largest outbreak since 1991 of the once virtually eradicated disease has mainly been confined to the Orthodox Jewish community in the borough's Williamsburg neighborhood, with 285 cases confirmed since October, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. [Full Article...]

Health confirms new measles cases

Health confirms new measles cases The County previously had 12 recorded cases of measles in 2018-19, the department said on Wednesday, April 3. Since March 24, there have been eight confirmed measles cases in Northern California including four in Butte County, three in Placer County and one in Tehama County. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump administration escalates legal battle against Obamacare

Donald Trump administration escalates legal battle against Obamacare On Tuesday, the Justice Department indicated in a Texas federal court filing that it now wants the judge to declare the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) vehemently oppose . "We must defend the ACA and move forward to pass Medicare for All". The Nevada Legislature now is considering Senate Bill 235 , which would protect Nevadans with pre-existing condition... [Full Article...]

Trump says "I understand health care now"

Trump says During a "heated" Oval Office meeting on Monday, the Times reported, the pro- and anti-repeal factions fought over the president's plan to take the issue to the courts after Congress failed to get rid of the law earlier in the Trump administration . [Full Article...]

DRC Ebola outbreak passes 1000 cases

DRC Ebola outbreak passes 1000 cases Several treatment facilities have been attacked and infectious patients have been let out. The United States also pulled out its government employees last summer. A woman weeps at the grave of a relative as people mark the National Memorial Day at the Disco Hill safe burial site, designated to bury Ebola victims, in Margibi County, Liberia, on March 13. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Asks Court To Totally Repeal Obamacare

Trump Administration Asks Court To Totally Repeal Obamacare The Justice Department stated its new position in a one-paragraph filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, where an appeal is pending on a district judge's ruling that the ACA is unconstitutional. Finally, the filing is further evidence that Republicans have no meaningful, widely shared health care vision of their own : The Trump administration is now saying... [Full Article...]

US FDA approves first drug for postpartum depression

US FDA approves first drug for postpartum depression The new drug, brexanolone - which will be sold as Zulresso by Sage Therapeutics - is administered intravenously over the course of 60 hours and provides immediate relief from depressive symptoms , typically within 48 hours. "Women may experience thoughts about harming themselves or harming their child, as well as hinder development of a maternal-infant bond", the press release reads. [Full Article...]

Study links drinking hot tea with elevated oesophageal cancer risk

Study links drinking hot tea with elevated oesophageal cancer risk The research , published in the International Journal of Cancer , says very hot liquids may damage the oesophagus and let potentially cancerous substances in. In 2016, the International Agency for Research on Cancer said that drinking any drink over 65 degrees Celsius makes it a carcinogen, or something likely to cause cancer. [Full Article...]

2nd HIV patient in 'sustained remission,' physicians say

2nd HIV patient in 'sustained remission,' physicians say Although the finding is exciting, it is not offering up a new treatment for the millions of people around the world living with HIV . This is the second time a patient treated this way has ended up in remission from HIV . He has now been in remission for 18 months, and regular testing has confirmed that his HIV viral load remains undetectable. "Anything lower than that reads 'Lower than the ... [Full Article...]

Anti-vaxers blamed for astonishing rise of Measles in 2018

Anti-vaxers blamed for astonishing rise of Measles in 2018 Ukraine saw the world's largest increase in measles cases in 2018, followed by the Philippines and Brazil, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement on Friday. It spreads through the air when a person coughs or sneezes. "Parents and guardians must set their biases aside and have their children vaccinated against measles for their protection", Mayor A... [Full Article...]

A Trump administration "gag order" just proposed cutting millions from Planned Parenthood

A Trump administration This afternoon Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts, the advocacy arm of New York's Planned Parenthood chapters, issued a statement opposing the rule . Planned Parenthood is expected to be stripped will be stripped of about $60 million in federal funds due to the rule change. This means organizations can no longer take federal funds if their counseling includes any information on where or... [Full Article...]


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