Medicine


Mayor Declares 'Health Emergency' as Measles Outbreak Hits Brooklyn — DE BLASIO'S NYC
- April 10, 2019

Herminia Palacio. As part of the declaration, every unvaccinated person living in the ZIP codes 11205, 11206, 11211 and 11249 - regardless of whether they have been exposed to the infection - are required to receive the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine to stymie the outbreak . (more...)
Four measles cases linked to Mount Maunganui Four measles cases linked to Mount Maunganui
- April 10, 2019

Butte County Public Health has confirmed another measles case out of Chico. Health officials say 465 measles cases have been reported this year, as of last week. So far this year in the USA, there have been 465 cases of measles confirmed in 19 states. The virus can live for up to two hours in an airspace where the infected person coughed or sneezed. (more...)
Mandatory measles shots ordered in Brooklyn area with high Orthodox population
- April 09, 2019

The order covers people who live in four ZIP codes in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, where more than 250 people have contracted measles since September. "They have been spreading risky misinformation based on fake science", Barbot said. New York City accounted for about two-thirds of all us measles cases reported last week, according to the Associated Press. (more...)
Four cases of Measles confirmed in Bay of Plenty
- April 09, 2019

So far in 2019, there have been almost 100 more cases reported than there were in all of 2018, which saw 372 cases. Additional sites of potential exposures will be identified and listed as more information is learned. Measles is preventable by vaccine. Measles is highly contagious and is spread by personal contact and through the air. State health officials are stressing that people can not contract measles from the vaccine. (more...)
Be Careful! Even one drink daily can raise stroke risks Be Careful! Even one drink daily can raise stroke risks
- April 09, 2019

But scientists were unsure if that was because the alcohol was beneficial or if the people who didn't drink had other health issues. Prof Kevin McConway, emeritus professor of applied statistics at the Open University, said the study didn't answer every question. (more...)
Superbug Fungus Sickens More Than 300 In New York State Superbug Fungus Sickens More Than 300 In New York State
- April 09, 2019

The germ, which is most commonly found in hospitals and nursing homes, is also hard to eradicate once it is present in a facility. Afterwards, the hospital "needed special cleaning equipment" and ended up removing "some of the ceiling and floor tiles" in the man's room in order to get rid of the fungus. (more...)
CDC: E. coli outbreak has sickened 72 in 5 states CDC: E. coli outbreak has sickened 72 in 5 states
- April 08, 2019

The investigation is still going on and the reason for the outbreak is yet to be identified, the agency said. Additional illnesses that began on or after March 15th may not yet have been reported to the CDC. The CDC is not recommending that consumers avoid any particular food at this time. State and local public health officials are interviewing ill people to determine what they ate and other exposures in the week before their illness started. (more...)
Poor Diet Causes Hundreds Of Deaths In India Annually Poor Diet Causes Hundreds Of Deaths In India Annually
- April 07, 2019

Poor diets are killing almost 11 million people a year - more than smoking, high blood pressure, or any other health risk, a major global study has found. "We are highlighting the importance of low consumption of healthy foods as compared to the greater consumption of unhealthy foods", Afshin said . The assessment depicted the factors for diet-related deaths are high sodium , low whole grains, fewer fruits, fewer nuts and seeds and fewer vegetable intake. (more...)
Stop kidding yourself that drinking is good for you, say scientists Stop kidding yourself that drinking is good for you, say scientists
- April 07, 2019

Writing in the Lancet , researchers from the United Kingdom and China described how they examined the impact of alcohol on stroke using a type of natural experiment. "Policies focusing on reducing alcohol consumption to the lowest levels will be important to improve health", lead author Max Griswold from the University of Washington said at the time. (more...)
One in five deaths worldwide are linked to bad diet, study finds One in five deaths worldwide are linked to bad diet, study finds
- April 07, 2019

Salt is the main food that we should be trying to consume less of. Alongside Israel in the healthiest-diet category are France, Italy and other northern Mediterranean countries. Not eating enough fruit was linked to a further two million deaths, too. Meanwhile, whole grains , fruits, and vegetables decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. (more...)
HPV vaccination programme in Scottish schools appears to be working HPV vaccination programme in Scottish schools appears to be working
- April 06, 2019

HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and many countries, including the United Kingdom, offer vaccination to girls to protect them against cervical cancer, and other related cancers, in later life. This may protect older women from developing cervical cancer. The rate of cervical disease in the minority of women who were eligible but did not get vaccinated dropped as well, meaning vaccine coverage was high enough to provide some herd immunity (put simply, the more ... (more...)
Amazon launches first Alexa health services
- April 06, 2019

The e-commerce giant announced on Thursday that it's partnered with six companies, including healthcare providers, to offer a series of Alexa Skills that allow users to consult their digital assistant with a range of health-focused inquiries. (more...)
NASA to continue cooperation with ISRO after White House prodding NASA to continue cooperation with ISRO after White House prodding
- April 06, 2019

Meanwhile, reports informed that India has said the test was done in the lower atmosphere to ensure that there is no space debris. Even the slowest object in Low Earth Orbit moves at speeds approaching 7.8 kilometres per second, or 17,500 miles per hour, so an impact with the space station could be catastrophic. (more...)
CDC Reports 387 Measles Cases Across US for 2019 CDC Reports 387 Measles Cases Across US for 2019
- April 06, 2019

As of March 28, there had been 387 reported cases in 15 states, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Monday. The video aims to highlight the signs and symptoms and inform that the safest and most effective way to prevent measles is to ensure you are fully vaccinated with the MMR vaccine", she said. (more...)
States sue Trump admin over rollbacks on school lunch standards States sue Trump admin over rollbacks on school lunch standards
- April 06, 2019

Despite the substantial improvement of nutrition in schools across the nation, in 2018, the USDA issued a rule that dismantled key nutrition standards set by the 2012 Rule, eliminating the final maximum sodium target, delaying by five years the second intermediate maximum sodium target that had been set for the 2019-2020 school year, and cutting in half the whole grains requirement. (more...)
The country where most people die because of an unhealthy diet The country where most people die because of an unhealthy diet
- April 06, 2019

Deaths related to diet have increased from 8 million in 1990, largely due to increases in the population and population ageing. The research, published in British journal The Lancet , claims that around 11 million deaths per year - or one in five - are a result of a poor diet. (more...)
Health department confirms IN first measles case IN 2019 Health department confirms IN first measles case IN 2019
- April 06, 2019

Individuals who may have been exposed at additional locations are being notified directly. The Oakland County Health Department scheduled a special measles vaccination clinic from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. The state reported only one case previous year, which was imported from Georgia. He declined to say which country the woman had travelled to but said measles outbreaks are occurring in several parts of the world and it's important to have two doses of the measles vaccine. (more...)
Cyclone Idai: Cholera vaccination campaign begins in Mozambique Cyclone Idai: Cholera vaccination campaign begins in Mozambique
- April 06, 2019

The vaccines were obtained by the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF ) and the World Health Organisation ( WHO ), and are financed by the Vaccine Alliance, GAVI, which is a private-public global health partnership committed to increasing access to immunisation in poor countries. (more...)
Mick Jagger to undergo heart surgery Mick Jagger to undergo heart surgery
- April 05, 2019

Don't fret, his doctor says she will be back on the stage soon. The source said the surgery is to replace a valve in his heart. He went on to stress that "everyone's health and happiness comes first", and added that the new dates for the tour could be announced, "in the next couple of weeks". (more...)
New Cigna plan cuts cost of insulin by almost half
- April 05, 2019

The spokeswoman said the company expects to have the program up and running for Express Scripts members before the end of this year and for Cigna plan members in 2020. Cigna's new program comes as the federal government is increasing effort to combat the crisis. More than 1.2 million Americans live with Type 1 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association . (more...)

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