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CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states Last year, there were 118 measles cases in 15 states and Washington, D.C. The last outbreak happened in 2015 when 188 people were infected. The total number of cases that year is the highest number since measles elimination was declared in the USA in 2000. [Full Article...]

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity This recent study drew from data from the UK Biobank study, an in-depth research initiative collecting data and following 500,000 people for three decades. The latest study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine , reveals that people who drink more coffee have a lower risk of death even if they drink eight or more cups per day , and even if their genetics make them slow to proces... [Full Article...]

FDA approves first marijuana-based drug

FDA approves first marijuana-based drug Epidiolex , which is produced by the United Kingdom-based company GW Pharmaceuticals , is meant to treat two forms of rare childhood epilepsy , Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome . Outside the USA, this medicine is now under review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet Syndrome and LGS. [Full Article...]

Unusual lump on woman's face turns out to be a live worm

Unusual lump on woman's face turns out to be a live worm Over five days, a 32-year-old woman in Russian Federation took selfies to document a odd lump on her face that moved from under her left eye to above it and then later to her lip. Dirofilaria are usually found in dogs or other carnivores, according to the CDC , but have been known to infect humans, too, especially in Europe and with certain species - D. [Full Article...]

Are herpes and Alzheimer's linked?

Are herpes and Alzheimer's linked? Since the 1980s, hundreds of reports have associated Alzheimer's with bacteria and viruses. Alzheimer's disease has been linked with the presence of high levels of herpes viruses in the brain. In March 2016 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease , 33 global scientists penned an editorial urging the research community to seriously consider the idea that pathogens could be involved. [Full Article...]