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B.C. health minister urges parents to get kids vaccinated against measles

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A total of eight measles infections have been identified in Vancouver this week, bringing the total number of cases of the virus in the city to nine. Adults 18 years of age and older, born in or after 1970 require two doses of measles vaccine; children 12 months to less than 18 years of age, health care workers and adults attending post-secondary institutions are required to have two doses; those born before 1970 are generally considered immune. Read More »

DNR confirms chronic wasting disease case near Brainerd, Walz announces funding plans

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Previous discoveries of the disease in wild deer have been concentrated predominantly in Fillmore County, with additional discoveries in Houston and Winona counties in the past two months. The measures also come amid concerns the disease could be passed to humans, with some early research showing macaque monkeys that had eaten infected meat contracted the condition, though the findings conflicted with those of another study. Read More »

'Hamilton' Performance in SF Ends in Mass Chaos, Three Injured

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Police told Rajee that a woman was having a heart attack when someone in the theater saw her and thought she had been shot. "The producers of Hamilton and SHN are reviewing the events that brought an abrupt end to the performance in San Francisco last night and resulted in alarm and confusion for the audience at the SHN Orpheum Theatre", it reads. Read More »

Push-ups at a Time to Reveal Man's Heart Condition

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In fact, researchers from Harvard University say continuously doing more than 40 pushups on a regular basis slashes the risk of heart diseases by more than 96%. In the group of participants who performed between 21 and 30 push-UPS, the risk was 75% lower than that of the group who wrung from 0 to 10 times. In the journal JAMA Network Open , the study's authors said: "Participants able to perform 11 or more push-ups at baseline had significantly reduced risk of subsequent ... Read More »

Facebook allows ads to promote anti-vaccine content

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Advertisers pay to reach groups of people on Facebook which include those interested in "Dr Tenpenny on Vaccines ", which refers to anti-vaccine activist Sherri Tenpenny, and "informed consent", which is language that anti-vaccine propagandists have adopted to fight vaccination laws, The Guardian reported on Friday. Read More »

Diet drinks linked to stroke in post-menopausal women

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The association was found after drawing a comparison between women who consumed diet drinks less than once a week or not at all. Bad news for anyone who downs Diet Coke daily : New research suggests that drinking two or more diet fizzy drinks a day could increase the risk of stroke , heart disease , and early death. Read More »

Flu shot far more efficient this 12 months — CDC

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They say flu activity is expected to continue for several more weeks. Last season, the CDC gauges 80,000 individuals died of influenza and its complexities, the most astounding loss of life in something like four decades. "There's still a lot more flu season to come", she said. On Feb. 5, Texas Health's emergency departments saw its highest totals of the week with 191 sufferers with flu-like signs. Read More »

Lab backlog holds up new cervical cancer test

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And they were equally fearful that the result meant their partner had been unfaithful - although the virus can lie dormant for decades. Amanda Blood, 28, was diagnosed with cervical cancer after putting off having a smear test. If they have it, they can have other tests and treatment if they need it to hopefully avoid a cancer from growing. Although the NHS explain that "most people will get an HPV infection at some point in their lives, and their bodies will get rid of it naturally ... Read More »

Post-menopausal women who drink diet soda have increased stroke risk

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But when they looked just at women who had not been diagnosed with diabetes or heart disease , the association between heavy drinkers of diet beverages and higher stroke risk remained. "These findings should give us pause for more study", she says. Are they doing something to our gut health and metabolism? The study was published in the journal Stroke . Read More »

Donald Trump Heavier, But In "Very Good Health": Doctor

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Someone with a weight of 240 pounds and at Trump's 6-foot-3 height - a BMI or Body Mass Index of 30.4 - is considered obese and a year ago Trump had been advised to change his diet and get more exercise in order to lose a few pounds. Little more than a year ago, Trump's doctor directed him to try to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8kg) by eating better and exercising. Last year, then-physician Rear Adm. Read More »

Trump Will Sign Border Bill, Declare National Emergency

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Trump has until Friday to sign a funding bill that would avert another government shutdown . " Let's all pray that the president will have wisdom to sign the bill so the government doesn't shut down", said Iowa GOP Sen. Under the Constitution, Congress holds the national purse strings and makes major decisions on spending taxpayer money. She added, "The president is once again delivering on his promise to build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country". Read More »

United States measles cases top 100; big outbreaks reported in Madagascar, Philippines

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To further limit the spread of the virus, health officials ask that people who think they might have measles call their doctor or health care provider before visiting a hospital or doctor's office . Four more cases have been confirmed in Oregon . Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases president Dr. Mario Panaligan says there is no new measles virus strain in the country. Read More »

Ultraprocessed foods lead to early death

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In the United States, 61% of an adult's total diet comes from ultraprocessed foods, in Canada, it is 62%, and in the UK, that proportion is 63%, a recent study found. After adjusting for factors such as smoking, the researchers calculated an associated 14% higher risk of early death for each 10% increase in the proportionof ultraprocessed foods consumed. Read More »

Here comes novel device equally harmful as traditional smoking, e-cigarettes

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The researchers found that cigarette smoke and heated tobacco vapour were highly toxic to the cells both at lower and higher concentrations while e-cigarette vapour demonstrated toxicity mainly at higher concentrations. The high school group most likely to use any tobacco product was non-Hispanic white students, followed by Hispanic students, non-Hispanic other race students and lastly, non-Hispanic black students. Read More »

Teenager with anti-vax mum gets vaccinated on his 18th birthday

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Numerous teens asking on social media on how to get vaccinations on their own are often looking for information on the Mature Minor Doctrine. "I had grown up hearing that and when I started to move on to social media, you know, 13, 14, there was very online heated debate ". Read More »

Seven mumps cases confirmed at Houston ICE detention facility

The Houston Health Department said in a press release that the cases involved seven adults who were detained during their infectious period - meaning there was no evidence that anyone outside the facility was infected. Persse continued. According to another study, one potential cause of these mumps outbreaks is 'waning-immunization.' . In response to the expanding number of mumps outbreaks, the CDC released guidance in October 2017, regarding when the 3rd dose of mumps vaccine is ... Read More »

CDC: 101 confirmed cases of measles in 10 states, including IL

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A young OH man is getting all the vaccines a lot of people traditionally get as children now at that he is 18 years old. He wanted to get vaccinated. He's not the only teen with this problem. But his mother, Jill Wheeler, described the move as insulting and a "slap in the face", according to Undark . Here's what you need to know. Each year, the CDC sets a children's vaccination schedule based on when kids are most likely to be at risk for a specific illness. Read More »

Hundreds Join Antivax Rally In Washington Following Measles Outbreak

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As the measles outbreak in the Vancouver, Washington area continues to rise, 53 confirmed cases and seven suspect cases as of Friday with the bulk of the cases being unvaccinated, the Washington State House Committee on Health Care & Wellness held a public hearing on HB 1638, Promoting immunity against vaccine preventable diseases . Read More »

McVitie's promotes mental health initiative

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She told Heart likes, follows and shares can stop us having ACTUAL conversations: "I think when it comes to mental health conversations, rather than having those surface level conversation that you have with people on social media it's about having meaningful conversation with people". Read More »

Swine flu spreads in Japan; gov't warns of 'extremely serious' phase

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The government held a Cabinet meeting Wednesday to discuss rapid responses with officials from the prefectures. Hog cholera was detected at a farm in the city of Gifu in September, the first such discovery in Japan since 1992, and has been found in over 100 wild boars in both Gifu and Aichi prefectures. Read More »

Trump at Walter Reed for annual medical checkup

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President Donald Trump will undergo his second physical examination as commander-in-chief, but will do it without Dr. Ronny Jackson, who gave him a clean bill of health before controversy struck the physician past year. CNN cited another source as saying that the President still orders fast food to be delivered to the White House and enjoys well done red meat dinners. Read More »

Doctors Hospital telling you how to prevent heart disease

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Although love songs might tell you otherwise, a broken heart can't kill you-but heart disease can. These diseases are heavily influenced by women's lifestyle choices. Making these changes can be critical to your health. "In West Virginia, the rate of heart disease among women is double that of the national average", said Dr. Read More »

22 dead in measles outbreak in the Philippines

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Ernell Tumimbang said the provincial government has strengthened its immunization program to address the cases, which significantly increased in the past year. "Our children are protected so there is no cause for concern", said a statement by the Federal Health Ministry. Measles, locally known as "tigdas", is a highly contagious viral disease that is transmitted via droplets from the nose, mouth or throat of infected persons. Read More »

Thursday races in Britain cancelled over equine flu

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It is the first time since the foot-and-mouth outbreak in 2001 - when the Cheltenham Festival was called off - that the authorities have had to cancel all racing on a day owing to an animal disease. The decision comes after three vaccinated horses in an active yard tested positive for the disease. The disease can take up to three days before symptoms are visible, meaning it will take until Sunday at the earliest before the BHA can gather all the information required. Read More »

Measles case confirmed in Denton County

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The outbreak in Clark County has been concentrated mostly among unvaccinated children. The region's measles outbreak began in Clark County, Washington, where since January 1, health officials had confirmed 49 cases and suspected nine others as of Tuesday morning. Read More »

OR measles cases rises to 4 as Vancouver-area reaches 50

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The vaccine takes effect within 72 hours, health officials said. In just Washington state, there have been more than 45 confirmed cases of measles this year alone. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency at the end of January, saying the outbreak represented an " extreme public health risk that may quickly spread to other counties". Read More »