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Anti-vaxxers to blame for huge spike in measles cases

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And 110,000 died from the virus. "This suggests that we are actually regressing in certain cases", he told a news briefing. It shows that since 2000, over 21 million lives have been saved through measles immunizations. Symptoms of measles are rash, high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. In August, WHO reported 41,000 measles cases in Europe alone, making this year the worst year in a decade for measles in Europe. Read More »

Kentucky ranks fifth in the nation for 2017 overdose deaths — CDC

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Over the past decade, suicide has ranked as the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, a third new final government report reveals. "Or can we say this is a tractable problem?" The male life expectancy was 76.1 years, down a tenth of a year from 2016. Read More »

Ebola outbreak second largest

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Of the deaths, 198 are confirmed to be from Ebola and 47 are probable. "We haven't seen the height of this outbreak", she warned as Ebola continues to move into new areas in DRC, worrying close to a heavily traveled border with Uganda . Read More »

Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

In 2017, there were 22 overdose deaths per 100,000 people, compared to six per 100,000 people in 1999. Between 2016 and 2017, mortality rates also decreased for black women, and there was no significant change in rates for black men and Hispanic Americans. Read More »

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV

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Russell-Moyle described what it was like being diagnosed with HIV: "When you get that call from the clinic and they just say: 'You need to come in.' They don't tell you the details, and you know immediately that something is going to be wrong...." The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said in a statement: "Lloyd has shown enormous courage today". Read More »

Lives at risk from lack of climate policy

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During same year 712 extreme weather events resulted in global economic losses of 326 billion U.S. dollars (£255 billion) - nearly triple the previous year. As temperatures rise above physiological limits, sustained work becomes more hard affecting output. India saw the output of its workforce decline seven per cent - equivalent to the loss of 75 billion man hours - past year due to heatwave conditions, the 2018 Lancet report on health and climate change said on Thursday. Read More »

CDC needs emergency funds to fight rare spinal cord illness, Gillibrand says

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Since then, 10 more cases were confirmed by the agency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 116 cases this year of acute flaccid myelitis , a rare polio-like condition that can lead to paralysis, the HuffPost reported . Read More »

Coli Infections Linked To Romaine Lettuce

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The CDC, which is the Center for Disease Control, has recently given a warning to the people of United States regarding an outbreak of E. coli , which has caused problems for a large number of people in the region. "Romaine lettuce entering the market can also be labeled as being hydroponically or greenhouse grown". In Canada, based on the investigation findings to date, exposure to romaine lettuce has been identified as a source of the outbreak, but the cause of contamination has not ... Read More »

United States life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

Life expectancy in the U.S.is going down and it has researchers shaking their heads. "There are not a lot of resources that we have available", she said . The geographic disparity in overdose deaths continued in 2017. West Virginia again led the nation with 57.8 deaths per 100,000 people, followed by Ohio, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Read More »

Life expectancy in the US continues to fall

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Sharfstein, vice dean for public health practice and community engagement at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told the Post Thursday. Cancer deaths declined by 2.1 percent in 2017, CNN noted. There were 14,495 overdose deaths attributed to narcotics such as oxycodone and hydrocodone and 3,194 from methadone, which is used as a painkiller. Read More »

Health minister calls for collective efforts to defeat HIV-AIDS

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The HIV surveillance in Northern Ireland 2018 study shows that 84 of these cases were diagnosed in 2017. More than 130,000 of those diagnoses were in Europe's eastern region, the most ever reported there. But methadone, which research has shown helps to prevent injecting drug users passing on HIV, is banned in Russian Federation. Policies that diversify and enhance the offer of HIV tests could help address the problem of late diagnosis across Europe, as outlined in the new ECDC guidance ... Read More »

USA life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

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Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain lie on display in Norwich, Conn., March 23, 2016. The death rate from drug overdoses increased by almost 10 percent, from 19.8 deaths per 100,000 people in 2016 to 21.7 deaths per 100,000 people in 2017. Read More »

We Now Officially Know How Long It Takes To Poo Out Lego

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They concluded swallowed LEGO wasn't a huge concern, but some toys can be risky to swallow and parents should still be vigilant. In addition, the results of the experiment show that parents should not worry and engage in the search for swallowed objects in feces of children if an experienced doctor with a PhD couldn't find a Lego head figurines in their own chair, it would be unusual to advise parents to do this. Read More »

Chinese baby-gene editing scientist 'proud of his work'

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Maddison also said that we can't be sure whether He edited the embryos at all. Scientists can do gene editing research on discarded IVF embryos, as long as they are destroyed immediately afterwards and not used to make a baby. "I understand that my work will be controversial, but I believe families need this technology, and I'm willing to take the criticism for them". The Chinese government has also since ordered an inquiry. Read More »

Police ‘face intolerable burden amid national crisis in mental health care’

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HMICFRS assessed the response provided by forces in England and Wales to people with mental health problems. HM Inspector of Constabulary Zoe Billingham said the inspection found police respond to people with mental health problems with care and compassion. Read More »

Chinese scientists round on ‘crazy’ gene-editing claims

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But there is as yet no independent verification of his claims , which have not been published in a peer-reviewed journal - an omission that the scientist's critics have seized on. He also invited viewers to send comments to his lab and to the two babies, named Lula and Nana. Another ethical concern is the scientists involved have a financial interest in the companies that would benefit most from the success of the technology. Read More »

Burnley-Newcastle match delayed after referees' assessor collapses in tunnel

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Newcastle would have won by more but for an extraordinary miss from Matt Ritchie while Joselu hit a post. "I thought I'd scored to be honest", Ritchie told Sky Sports . Newcastle United's Ciaran Clark (second left) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Read More »

It’s OK to eat some romaine again, US health officials say

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Six counties make up the area - Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz. The contamination happened "well before" the winter romaine lettuce farming started, according to the FDA , which says it is unaware of any contamination that may be present at the new growing locations. Read More »

World's first gene-edited babies? Premature, risky and irresponsible

If He's claims are accurate, Annas wrote, then the academic violated "a growing medical-scientific consensus that gene editing not be used on human embryos to create a baby until much more is known about its safety (especially "off target" effects), how to obtain informed consent, and how to monitor any resulting children (and their children) for at least 3 generations (indeed, the Hong Kong conference is the second global one on the science and ethics of Human Genome Editing, designed ... Read More »

China scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies

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He Jianhui, a scientist at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, believes he has altered the DNA of twin girls to stop them being infected in the future. The research, however, was to offer HIV positive people a way to have children with immunity to the deadly virus. First, sperm was "washed" to separate it from semen, the fluid where HIV can lurk. Read More »

Millions of diabetics could be left without insulin by 2030

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Sanjay Basu of Standford University said. In type 2 diabetes, insulin helps control the disease and avoid or push back complications like blindness, amputation and stroke. The researchers have warned that new strategies must be adopted to make insulin more widely available and affordable. Major insulin has been manufactured in pharmaceutical companies and the continual rise in price has raised human concerns. Read More »

Coli on romaine lettuce sickens 32

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So far, 32 people in 11 states have become sick from eating the contaminated romaine lettuce and 13 of those have been hospitalized, according to health officials. "The CDC is issuing an advisory for all romaine", Luedtke says. The warning applies to all types of romaine lettuce, including full heads and that kind you get in those prepackaged bags. Read More »

Humana, Walgreens Reportedly In Talks

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The Company's price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months was 14.68. The stock has performed 5.91 percent around most recent 30 days, and changed 16.61 percent over the most recent 3-months. the moving average is serving as a support line), then a trader might buy on the next pullbacks back to the Simple Moving Average. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 29.24%. Read More »

Millions left behind as diabetes drives surge in insulin demand

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Africa and Asia are the continents which will be hit worst by unmet insulin needs, if access remains at current levels. As a result, the amount of insulin needed to effectively treat Type-2 diabetes will rise by more than 20 per cent worldwide over the next 12 years. Read More »

Huge red dust storm envelopes rural NSW

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He said the greatest protection would be offered by staying in air-conditioned premises, while drivers cou;d reduce the amount of dust entering their vehicles by switching the air intake to recirculate. Give 4 separate puffs of a blue/grey reliever puffer 3. Repeat if no improvement 5. If you're a Weather Nerd or a huge fan of dust, you've probably been closely following reports that a dust storm may hit Sydney and Canberra at some point today. Read More »

One-third of parents won't vaccinate child against flu

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Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of MI. At the same time, parents who were unlikely to get the flu vaccine for their children most commonly cited their family, close friends, and other parents as primary sources which lead their questioning or concern of the annual vaccination. Read More »

Boston Scientific tables £3.3bn bid for FTSE 250 pharma company BTG

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BTG chairman Garry Watts said the bid represented "an attractive proposition" that recognised value created by long-term shareholders. Following the announcement, shares of BTG on the London Stock Exchange rose more than 35 percent to 832 pence, their highest level since January 2015. Read More »

Peanut allergy sufferers given new hope by feeding them peanuts

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Currently, there are there are currently no approved treatments for those patients suffering from peanut allergies . The trial found that participants not normally able to tolerate exposure to even a tenth of a single peanut could eventually cope with two whole peanuts. Read More »

E. Coli Outbreak in Ontario, Quebec Linked to Romaine Lettuce

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Six of those people have been hospitalized, and one suffered from hemolytic-uremic syndrome, which is a severe complication that can result from an E. Health Canada says don't eat romaine until more is known about the outbreak and the cause of contamination. The Public Health Agency of Canada issued an public health notice Tuesday advising only individuals in Ontario and Quebec to avoid eating romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce . Read More »

Romaine lettuce not safe to eat, should be thrown away immediately — CDC

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No deaths have been reported, according to the CDC. The current outbreak is not related to a recent multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce. Assist public health investigators by answering questions about your illness. No brand names have been identified and no recall was ordered. Some people may develop a fever. Read More »