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No reprieve as Samoa measles toll hits 70

No reprieve as Samoa measles toll hits 70

Official figures showed that there were 112 new cases in the 24 hours until Monday morning, after a massive vaccination campaign last week that saw the entire Pacific nation closed for two days. How...

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First Polio Case in Malaysia in 27 Years

First Polio Case in Malaysia in 27 Years

This can spread to other children with no immunization against the disease. Malaysia was declared polio-free in 2000 and recorded its last case of the virus in 1992. To prevent the polio virus...

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Kentucky Abortion Ultrasound Requirement Will Stand, SCOTUS Says

Kentucky Abortion Ultrasound Requirement Will Stand, SCOTUS Says

Hellerstedt . This case is one of the many which have emerged at a time during a national dialogue about abortion, where the federal government and many states are enacting or defending their enacte...

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What’s the Status of AIDS in China?

What’s the Status of AIDS in China?

Also the same Trump who has fired all the members of his HIV/AIDS Council, gutted HIV/AIDS resources and other vital health services , is criminalizing drug use and opioid addiction while c...

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Smartphones were associated with the increase in the number of head injuries

Smartphones were associated with the increase in the number of head injuries

Apple launched its first iPhone in 2007, and since then, cellphones are used more like computers than like landline devices they replaced. Dr. Boris Paskhover, who works at the Rutgers New Jers...

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Study raises concerns about hair dyes and chemical straighteners

Study raises concerns about hair dyes and chemical straighteners

More than half of the women reported using permanent hair dye, and 75% of black women said they used chemical straighteners. Another breast cancer expert was a little more dubious about the study's ...

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Samoa shuts down to fight measles outbreak

Samoa shuts down to fight measles outbreak

Samoa's measles immunization rate dropped to about 30 percent after an incident previous year involving the death of two babies that anti-vaxxers incorrectly blamed on the medication. In the Marshall ...

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CDC: Flu season could peak early this year

CDC: Flu season could peak early this year

This death involves a young child. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced Friday that the flu season this year has started a lot earlier than previous years. Parents of any chil...

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Experimental Alzheimer's drug leaves scientists split over effectiveness

Experimental Alzheimer's drug leaves scientists split over effectiveness

The data were presented at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease Conference in San Diego . Changes during the study and unusual analyses make the results hard to interpret, and the true size...

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Peloton Ad, Featuring 'Grace In Boston,' Faces Public Backlash

Peloton Ad, Featuring 'Grace In Boston,' Faces Public Backlash

The woman, many pointed out, appears to be just as thin and model-like at the beginning of her transformation journey as she is at the end. People criticized the ad for many reasons, including its a...

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Health officials: Two more Oklahomans have died from the flu

Health officials: Two more Oklahomans have died from the flu

The remaining nine cases are in the 65-plus age group. A majority of those cases are among people who are not fully vaccinated against the flu, reported CNN . Getting annual vaccinations for flu ca...

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Elizabeth Warren Slips as Michael Bloomberg Rises

Elizabeth Warren Slips as Michael Bloomberg Rises

Warren is now in second place with the support of 22% of voters; in September, she was at 29%. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., dropped out of the race; she netted the support of 7% of voters. "It's going to...

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Biden: Harris Could Become Vice President or a Supreme Court Justice

Biden: Harris Could Become Vice President or a Supreme Court Justice

The Democrats-led House of Representatives panel leading the impeachment inquiry on Tuesday said President Trump undermined United States national security by trying to "solicit foreign interference" ...

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7 die of flesh-eating bacteria linked to injecting black tar heroin

7 die of flesh-eating bacteria linked to injecting black tar heroin

Nine people who injected black tar heroin between October 2 and November 24 were hospitalized with severe myonecrosis, a soft-tissue infection that destroys muscle, county health officials said Wednes...

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'Outrage' as measles kills hundreds of thousands across the world

'Outrage' as measles kills hundreds of thousands across the world

Huge progress has been made since the year 2000, but there is concern that incidence of measles is now edging up. In 2018, Albania, Czechia, Greece and the United Kingdom, lost their coveted measles...

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India saw 28% reduction in malaria cases a year ago

India saw 28% reduction in malaria cases a year ago

Besides protecting the mother, it also protects the babies and helps prevent placental parasitaemia, low birth weight, foetal anaemia, and neonatal mortality. In 2018, total funding for malaria contro...

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Monthly birth-control pill could be ready within years

Monthly birth-control pill could be ready within years

In their earlier studies, the researchers loaded the capsules with drugs to treat malaria , as well as HIV drugs , which now have to be taken every day. A monthly pill could help with patient compla...

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Brush your teeth for a healthy heart

Brush your teeth for a healthy heart

The authors of the study then analysed the volunteers' medical data over a median period of 10.5 years to measure the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (arrhythmic heart disorder) or heart failure. ...

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HHS Announces CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid Will Offer HIV Medication for Free

HHS Announces CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid Will Offer HIV Medication for Free

The Trump administration rolled out a new program on Tuesday that would provide HIV prevention drugs to uninsured individuals who need the medication but can't afford it, reported Stat News . An es...

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Gene-editing: Scientists say experiment may have created ‘unintended mutations’

Gene-editing: Scientists say experiment may have created ‘unintended mutations’

In November 2018, biophysicist He Jiankui told the world that he had successfully edited the genes of two newborn twin girls, named Lulu and Nana, modifying their CCR5 gene to make them resistant to ...

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Research Raises Concerns About Safety Of Hair Dyes, Chemical Straighteners

Research Raises Concerns About Safety Of Hair Dyes, Chemical Straighteners

Author Alexandra White , Ph.D., head of the NIEHS Environment and Cancer Epidemiology Group said the study's results are pretty conclusive. "Our findings do suggest that women should consider the...

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CHCC observes World AIDS Day; encourages NMI residents to know their status

CHCC observes World AIDS Day; encourages NMI residents to know their status

Cape Town - The number of people living with HIV in the Western Cape is estimated at 8.9%, with the adoption and implementation of the UNAids 90-90-90 Strategy having strengthened the focus on HIV tes...

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Sestak ends his campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Sestak ends his campaign

According to a release from the Sestak campaign, he ended his campaign saying that "it is unfair to ask others to husband their resolve and to sacrifice resources any longer". "And it is for the Capta...

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Doctors Restore Heart From Dead Donor Outside The Body

Doctors Restore Heart From Dead Donor Outside The Body

The underpinning principle of the programme is that donation can on many occasions be legitimately be viewed as part of the care that a person might wish to receive at the end of their lives. In addit...

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Why Everyone Is Talking About That Bizarre 2017 Clip of Joe Biden

Why Everyone Is Talking About That Bizarre 2017 Clip of Joe Biden

Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin told the newspaper that Biden is much stronger in the South than many political analysts seem to realize. And maybe this is because I just saw Won't You Be ...

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