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Medicine Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak
Author: 0 Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak

The Department of Health declared an outbreak in Central Visayas on Thursday stating with 96 cases recorded for January 2019 alone. The DOH also declared a measles outbreak in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) and Bicol.

Medicine The Duchess of Cambridge meets the 'world's best teacher' in Brent
Author: 0 The Duchess of Cambridge meets the 'world's best teacher' in Brent

Kate Middleton has visited the Lavender Primary Shcool for Children's Mental Health Week. Plus, the booties happen to be on sale right now. Afterward, the Duchess also got in on the fun by sharing her item-a family photograph. Catherine sat in on two lessons at the school and watched the students take part in the Daily Mile challenge, which encourages kids to be active. To say she looked fantastic would be an understatement.

Medicine Measles infections hit decade high in Europe
Author: 0 Measles infections hit decade high in Europe

It's so contagious that it can live in an air space for two hours. Seventy-nine cases of measles have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since the start of this year. The infection is easily preventable by a vaccine. The length of time children or staff are required to stay out of school is 21 days after the last reported case.

Medicine Measles cases confirmed in northwest Harris County
Author: 0 Measles cases confirmed in northwest Harris County

This is the first reported measles case of 2019 in the North Texas area and the seventh reported case statewide according to the Texas Department of State Health Services . The WHO (World Health Organization) in November stated that measles cases globally had jumped over 30% in 2017 correlated to the prior year, in part due to children not being immunized.

Medicine Measles outbreak sparks concern over anti-vaccination movement
Author: 0 Measles outbreak sparks concern over anti-vaccination movement

Reports that some people are self-medicating with vitamin A have also surfaced, leading the Washington State Department of Health to warn in a tweet that vitamin A has no effect on measles and that "the only way to avoid getting measles is to be vaccinated against it".

Medicine World Cancer Day raises awareness for early detection and research
Author: 0 World Cancer Day raises awareness for early detection and research

An estimated 60 per cent of cancer cases in the country are detected at late stages, either Stage III or IV, said Malaysia's Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. Nsabimana got to know that she had cancer in 2003. We need a shift of mindset to change from taking an early cancer screening to applying professional early prevention and control techniques.

Medicine Skipping breakfast could be good for weight loss
Author: 0 Skipping breakfast could be good for weight loss

Many of us grew up being told breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Additionally, there was little difference in effect of breakfast on normal and overweight people. Past studies have found a protein-based morning meal , or a bowl full of oats first thing, could be the key to maintaining a steady weight and controlling your appetite later in the day.

Medicine Religious exemptions for vaccinations in question following measles outbreak
Author: 0 Religious exemptions for vaccinations in question following measles outbreak

They live in Camas, Washington, where at least one infected person spent time while contagious. The newest case had one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. The agency said that one dose of the vaccine is about 93 percent effective at prevention, two doses raise the efficacy to 97 percent. The law passed in 2015 after a measles outbreak at Disneyland sickened 147 people and spread across the US and into Canada.

Author: 0 You can support mental health on Bell Let's Talk Day

In honour of mental health awareness today, HRD Canada caught up with Kim Tabac, chief people officer at League - who revealed how you can get involved in health and safety initiatives. Mental health challenges can affect anyone and the Vernon RCMP used social media to let people know help is at hand. Officials add , the 2019 Community Fund will provide grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that improve access to mental health care, supports and services for people in ...

Medicine US Man Leaks Health Records, HIV Status of Thousands in Singapore
Author: 0 US Man Leaks Health Records, HIV Status of Thousands in Singapore

The exposed records belong to 5,400 Singaporeans diagnosed with HIV before January 2013, and 8,800 foreigners diagnosed before December 2011, the MOH said. The ministry said it then worked with "relevant parties" to disable access to the information. The HIV information leak was not related to the cyber breach.

Medicine BC CDC warns of measles outbreak in Washington State
Author: 0 BC CDC warns of measles outbreak in Washington State

Most of the confirmed cases - 21 - were with children between 1 and 10 years old. The BC Centre for Disease Control , a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides public health leadership through surveillance, detection, treatment, prevention and consultation services.

Medicine Kamala Harris Defends Her Record as a Prosecutor in CNN Town Hall
Author: 0 Kamala Harris Defends Her Record as a Prosecutor in CNN Town Hall

Harris also did not shy away from taking on Trump directly, saying the USA welcomes refugees and calling the wall that Trump wants to build at the southern border a "medieval vanity project" that would not actually stop transnational gangs, which she noted she battled as state attorney general.

Medicine Flu activity increasing nationally — CDC
Author: 0 Flu activity increasing nationally — CDC

Overall deaths from pneumonia and flu, an indicator that typically lags other markers, rose to 7.2% last week and are above the epidemic threshold, and in an accompanying situation report , the CDC said that indicator has now topped the epidemic level for 2 weeks this season.

Medicine There may be a link between gum disease and Alzheimer's
Author: 0 There may be a link between gum disease and Alzheimer's

Moreover, the bacteria eventually developed resistance but did not resist the gingipain blockers. And 91 percent of 54 patients tested positive for Kgp, or lysine-gingipain. gingivalis called gingipains. But a spinal tap is the only way to get the fluid, and many people are reluctant to have one. Traditional broad-spectrum antibiotics would probably be ineffective against P.

Medicine Irish man injects own semen into arm to cure 'back pain'
Author: 0 Irish man injects own semen into arm to cure 'back pain'

After dutifully reporting the first ever case of a man injecting himself with his own semen to try to treat his back pain, the authors offered a warning: It's risky for the untrained to perform intravenous injections on themselves, especially when they're injecting things that aren't supposed to be injected into veins, like semen.

Medicine Uri Day 3 in overseas
Author: 0 Uri Day 3 in overseas

Glowing word of mouth is converting into BO numbers. Uri: The Surgical Strike is an Indian action film based on the fictional 2016 Indian Army's surgical strikes on Pakistan Administered Kashmir as a retaliation for the Uri attack. Vicky Kaushal was interacting with media after success of the film along with his co-stars Mohit Raina and Yami Gautam on Saturday in Mumbai .

Medicine Woman Can't Hear Men's Voices Because Of Rare Condition
Author: 0 Woman Can't Hear Men's Voices Because Of Rare Condition

She said she had suffered from nausea and ringing in her ears the night before, and thought a good night's sleep would be the cure. Loss of hearing of lower-pitched sounds (which is what Chen experienced) is also less common because the bass-processing portion of the cochlea - a snail-shaped structure deep in the inner ear - is very well protected, said Jackie Clark, a clinical professor with the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, who also ...

Medicine Mayor announces new program to expand health care coverage for New Yorkers
Author: 0 Mayor announces new program to expand health care coverage for New Yorkers

All services will be affordable on a sliding scale. Those proposals, along with those for universal health care and guaranteed paid leave are still only that - proposals. In November, Democrats in the City Council have introduced 18 new bills that would restrict landlords' abilities to change tenancies and extract more rent from building residents.

Medicine Comatose woman gave birth to boy, attorney says
Author: 0 Comatose woman gave birth to boy, attorney says

A Phoenix police spokesman said that "the matter is now under investigation" but declined to give any further details of the case. "When you have a loved one committed to palliative care, when they are most vulnerable and dependent upon others, you trust their caretakers", Chairman Terry Rambler said in a statement.

Medicine New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program
Author: 0 New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

The mayor's plan aims to boost enrollment in MetroPlus , the city's public health insurance option, to guarantee that anyone ineligible for insurance - including undocumented New Yorkers - has direct access to NYC Health + Hospitals' physicians, pharmacies and mental health and substance abuse services through a new program called NYC Care .

Medicine Lee County sees jump in flu cases
Author: 0 Lee County sees jump in flu cases

Since September, Ottawa Public Health has recorded 77 lab-confirmed cases of the flu, similar to the amount seen at the same time a year ago. "After the vaccine, it takes a couple of weeks, because you have to build antibody", Lee said.

Medicine Healthcare Facility Chief Quits After Woman in Coma Gives Birth
Author: 0 Healthcare Facility Chief Quits After Woman in Coma Gives Birth

But the problems pervading the facility won't be solved by firing a single executive. "None of the staff were aware that she was pregnant until she was pretty much giving birth". "I haven't been able to sleep good at night because of what occurred here", Angela Gomez, a Hacienda patient's mother, said. Tribal Chairman Terry Rambler said in the release that he was "deeply shocked and horrified" by the incident.

Medicine Global stocks soar on dovish Fed, strong U.S. jobs data
Author: 0 Global stocks soar on dovish Fed, strong U.S. jobs data

Powell's comments alleviated some worries that the Fed's course of monetary tightening may be too aggressive in the event of an economic slowdown. This caused investors to dump higher-yielding stocks , raising stock market volatility and driving investors into the safe-haven Treasurys.

Medicine Patient in Sweden being tested for Ebola after visiting Burundi
Author: 0 Patient in Sweden being tested for Ebola after visiting Burundi

Uppsala chief medical officer confirmed the patient was vomiting blood, a symptom of the fatal disease. Test results are expected to come back tonight, Uppsala's regional authority said in a statement , reiterating that "it is only a matter of suspicion" and that it could be another disease.

Author: 0 The best overall diets for 2019

It's the Mediterranean diet-with a score of 4.2 out of 5 possible points-which probably doesn't come as a surprise to the nutrition-savvy among us. The Mediterranean diet has been linked to increased longevity and a decreased risk of chronic illnesses, the report said.

Medicine Flu season now in full effect
Author: 0 Flu season now in full effect

Caitlin Pedati. Influenza A ( H1N1 ) pdm09, influenza A (H3N2), and influenza B viruses continue to co circulate. Minnesota's flu season runs from around October to May, Schultz said. At this time in the last flu season Kentucky had twelve flu-related deaths, all adults. Four influenza-related pediatric deaths were reported during the week.

Medicine Pelosi has a message for Trump: 'Nothing for the wall'
Author: 0 Pelosi has a message for Trump: 'Nothing for the wall'

She is the first female speaker of the House. In previewing Democratic priorities, she talks about lowering health care costs, investing in green infrastructure and "restoring integrity" to government. Pelosi acknowledged that DOJ guidelines are not the law, and she assured the American people that a President can definitely be indicted after he leaves office.

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