Health Care

Global Measles Cases In 2019 Are Up 300 Percent From Last Year

Global Measles Cases In 2019 Are Up 300 Percent From Last Year All children over six months of age were required to get the measles-mumps-rubella ( MMR) vaccine , and parents who didn't comply could be fined $1,000. "This should not happen", said Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and an adviser to the CDC on vaccines. [Full Article...]

Barr reviewing origins of FBI's Russian Federation investigation

Barr reviewing origins of FBI's Russian Federation investigation He told lawmakers he met with Mueller on March 4 for a preliminary discussion of the report and that Mueller's thinking was not a mystery to people he interfaced with at the Justice Department, including Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. [Full Article...]

New York City declares public health emergency, orders mandatory measles vaccinations

New York City declares public health emergency, orders mandatory measles vaccinations At the news conference for the order, City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said that the point of the firm directive is not to fine or penalize residents, but to make it easier for people to access the measles vaccine . There are no strictures against vaccines in the Jewish religion and the overwhelming majority of American Jews are vaccinated. Some residents - even those who support va... [Full Article...]

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Orders Vaccinations Amid Measles Outbreak

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Orders Vaccinations Amid Measles Outbreak The Brooklyn outbreak has been traced to an unvaccinated child who became infected on a visit to Israel, which is also grappling with an outbreak, according to New York City's Department of Health. Officials in New York City were no different in their blame. It means that anyone who is not vaccinated and living in the area who might have been exposed to the measles will be required to receiv... [Full Article...]

1 case of so called ‘Superbug’ reported in CT

1 case of so called ‘Superbug’ reported in CT What kind of infections does Candida auris cause? Since then the fungus has spread imperceptibly throughout the world. He argued that the increase in Candida auris probably reflects the overuse of antibiotics, and urged doctors and patients to cut back on treating illness with those medications. [Full Article...]

State's 1st Measles Case Confirmed in Northeastern Indiana

State's 1st Measles Case Confirmed in Northeastern Indiana Maryland's Department of Health is issuing a warning after confirming a case of measles. "Thanks to the high proportion of people in Northern Ireland making the positive decision to get the MMR vaccine over the past decades, cases of these three illnesses here have fallen significantly". [Full Article...]

Welch: Trump health care turnaround blindsided GOP

Welch: Trump health care turnaround blindsided GOP They had built no consensus among Republican politicians or voters. And now that they have lost the majority, Republicans have virtually no chance of passing any legislation that would repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature health care law. [Full Article...]

Trump suggests deferring GOP health plan push to after 2020

Trump suggests deferring GOP health plan push to after 2020 It is unclear with what Republicans would replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare , if the courts rule to abolish the law before the 2020 presidential election . Of the 1,945 people polled, 41 percent of voters said they had more trust in congressional Republicans. After the New York Times published an article on Tuesday claiming Trump "backed off plans" to replace Obama... [Full Article...]

Federal judge vacates Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky

Federal judge vacates Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky It's one reason the Trump administration argued it was important to approve the new rules. Those who oppose such requirements have argued that they are created to reduce the Medicaid-eligible population. In Arkansas, failure to comply with the work requirement led to more than 18,000 people losing coverage a year ago. The rulings came nine months after Boasberg, an appointee of President Barac... [Full Article...]

Democrats defend Obamacare, Trump administration pushes to strike down entire law

Democrats defend Obamacare, Trump administration pushes to strike down entire law It's now on appeal after a lower court judge voided the law in a December ruling . Heading into next year's election, Democrats will nearly certainly attempt to capitalize on the Trump administration's decision not to defend the rest of the law, including the Medicaid expansion that provides health coverage for millions and the subsidies for middle class people buying private insurance on the A... [Full Article...]

Another Measles Case in 100 Mile House

Another Measles Case in 100 Mile House There have been four more cases of measles confirmed in Oakland County, health officials said Thursday. The person was unvaccinated, and there are no additional suspect cases at this time. March 16 Huntington Woods Minyan: 14130 Balfour St., Oak Park, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Beth Tefilo: 24225 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. [Full Article...]

A big hand for Beto O'Rourke and his unbelievable waving arms

A big hand for Beto O'Rourke and his unbelievable waving arms I've seen "wild, wild country" and I know how these "movements" end, and it's usually in the toilet. "I'm sure you'll agree". Branham said while O'Rourke is a viable candidate, he said he thinks O'Rourke will face different challenges from the Senate race with so many well-known and well-funded Democratic competitors. [Full Article...]

Stem cell patient 'cured' of HIV

Stem cell patient 'cured' of HIV Both men received stem cells from donors with an uncommon gene mutation known as CCR5-delta-32 that makes T cells resistant to most HIV. While the transplants are considered unsafe as it had failed it others, experts say the donor had double copies of the mutation, making this truly a miracle for the London patient! "But it is too early to see as to whether this is a cure or not", said Prof. [Full Article...]

Celebrities, Like Queen Latifah, Who've Defended Jussie Smollett After Arrest

Celebrities, Like Queen Latifah, Who've Defended Jussie Smollett After Arrest One of the unnamed nurses who was sacked, claims to CBS Chicago that she never herself even accessed Smollett's chart. In a statement to Fox News on Thursday, a spokesperson for the force confirmed that "an internal investigation has been opened". [Full Article...]

Pappas Visits Planned Parenthood To Confirm Commitment To Title X Funding

Pappas Visits Planned Parenthood To Confirm Commitment To Title X Funding A multi-state lawsuit, brought mostly by Democratic-controlled states, is set to be filed Tuesday in federal court in Eugene, Oregon, the NY attorney general's office said in a statement. As a rule, Title X does not fund abortions. "Neither is a good or fair option for women and families who often have no other access to medical care", she said. [Full Article...]

Danaher pharma deal is a win-win remedy

Danaher pharma deal is a win-win remedy The announcement sent GE shares soaring in pre-market trading Monday. The massive all-cash deal will greatly boost Danaher's $6.5 billion life sciences unit, with the GE business expected to post $3.2 billion in revenue this year. Culp told Bloomberg the company was shelving a plan for a public offering, at least for now with the Danaher deal. That's a sharp turnabout from GE's pligh... [Full Article...]

Measles outbreak in Philippines prompts Public Health to issue warning

Measles outbreak in Philippines prompts Public Health to issue warning It is preventable with a measles , mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine given in two doses. Most of the fatalities had no immunization for measles. The DOH said it recorded 11,459 confirmed cases of measles, with 189 fatalities from January 1 to February 20 this year. [Full Article...]

New breast-cancer screening guidelines stoke debate over patient notification

New breast-cancer screening guidelines stoke debate over patient notification With Samoa and the world marking World Cancer Day today, we are reminded of the efforts of those who have survived this dreaded disease and lived to tell their story. In Rwanda, screening can be done in 26 hospitals and 240 health centres. "By detecting cancer at its earliest stage, we seize the greatest opportunity to prevent millions of avoidable deaths worldwide", the UICC's chief execu... [Full Article...]

Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws

Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws No cases of measles have been reported in Chelan or Douglas County. Advocates of the anti-vaccine movement, which is strong in the western United States, continue to spread misinformation on social media, Dr. Washington also has a higher-than-average percentage of vaccine exemptions. Liberal-leaning OR and Washington have some of the nation's highest statewide vaccine exemption rates, driven... [Full Article...]

Eating breakfast may not be a good strategy for weight loss

Eating breakfast may not be a good strategy for weight loss Yet a balanced breakfast can have many upsides for both adults and children: it delivers nutrients, provides energy to start the day, and may improve cognition and mood. Spector also noted the growing popularity and scientific weight behind time-restricted eating, a form of intermittent fasting where adherents limit their food intake to a particular window of time every day - those on the 16... [Full Article...]


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