Medicine


Over 1000 quarantined in US measles scare Over 1000 quarantined in US measles scare
- April 27, 2019

While the quarantine at Cal State LA has grown, the number of staff members and students quarantined across town at University of California , Los Angeles , has dropped sharply to fewer than 50. The quarantine initially affected about 200 employees, including some student-employees, the university said in a statement. Measles, which can become very serious and even cause death, is at a 25-year high in the United States, largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against ... (more...)
Measles outbreak just set a unsafe record
- April 26, 2019

Country officials said the five cases are the first measles cases confirmed among LA County residents and the first cases of transmission within the county in 2019. "Most physicians and people in the population have never even seen measles and that's because the vaccine has been so effective". In background information, the department said that, of the 390 cases, 94 have been reported in April. (more...)
This Summer Teens Can Get Gym Selfies Free At Planet Fitness This Summer Teens Can Get Gym Selfies Free At Planet Fitness
- April 26, 2019

Interested teens must sign up in person at the location they want to use. Teens can register in-store with their parents or legal guardians or through the mail. There are a bunch of Planet Fitness locations in Monmouth and Ocean counties. If you know any teens looking to get fit this summer? At the end of the summer, over 50 teens will be selected to receive $500 scholarships. (more...)
New Tech Converts Thoughts to Speech, Could Give Voice to the Voiceless New Tech Converts Thoughts to Speech, Could Give Voice to the Voiceless
- April 26, 2019

Another promising discovery is that the neural code for vocal movements isn't necessarily unique to every individual. "An artificial vocal tract modeled on one person's voice can be adapted to synthesize speech from another person's brain activity", he explained. (more...)
Alabama Lottery Bill Clears First Hurdle With Narrow Senate Committee Approval Alabama Lottery Bill Clears First Hurdle With Narrow Senate Committee Approval
- April 26, 2019

The Senate Tourism approved the proposed constitutional amendment on a 6-5 vote, moving it to the Senate. "My goal today is to move a lottery bill out to the House", Marsh said. One focus of the debate will be on whether electronic gambling should be allowed. Senators stripped a committee amendment by Sen. Sen. Bobby Singleton said he was trying to protect state dog tracks' existing bingo operations. (more...)
Quarantines at 2 Los Angeles universities amid US measles outbreak
- April 26, 2019

Thosestudents and university employees, numbering more than 100, were being ordered to stay home, avoid contact with others and notify public health officials if they develop symptoms. At Cal State, 156 library employees, some of them students, were quarantined after they couldn't provide their immunization records, The Associated Press reported. (more...)
Malaria is still major health challenge facing Nigerians Malaria is still major health challenge facing Nigerians
- April 26, 2019

PMI's transformative programs in Nigeria leverage and strengthen national leadership, resources, and systems to deliver life-saving interventions more effectively and promote enduring malaria control gains. The First Lady said the situation had made the need to mobilise domestic resources more urgent now than it was before. Malaria remains a major public health issue with one third of the global population at risk of infection. (more...)
Historic moment as world's first ever malaria vaccine campaign launched Historic moment as world's first ever malaria vaccine campaign launched
- April 26, 2019

The other two African countries, Ghana and Kenya , will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks. "The malaria vaccine has the potential to save tens of thousands of children's lives", said the WHO Director-General Dr. Created after a long period of thirty years, this vaccine is the first of its kind to demonstrate a significant reduction in malaria among children. (more...)
Harvard study raises concern about contaminated e-cigarettes Harvard study raises concern about contaminated e-cigarettes
- April 26, 2019

Tobacco smoke from traditional tobacco cigarettes also contains endotoxins and glucans that that contaminate the products at some point during the manufacturing process. "These new findings should be considered when developing regulatory policies for e-cigarettes", said Mi-Sun Lee, the lead author of the paper. On average glucan levels were ten times higher in the tobacco and menthol-flavored products, compared with in the fruit-flavored samples, while endotoxin concentrations were found ... (more...)
Ground Beef Recalled on E. coli Fears Ground Beef Recalled on E. coli Fears
- April 25, 2019

The CDC said the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and state officials are continuing their trace-back investigations to find the source of raw ground beef supplied to grocery stores and restaurants where the sick people ate, but so far a common distributor hasn't been found. (more...)
World’s First Malaria Vaccine Set To Help 360,000 Children In Africa
- April 24, 2019

After more than three decades in development and nearly $1 billion in investment, the cutting-edge trial will be rolled out in Malawi's capital Lilongwe this week and then in Kenya and Ghana next week. Malawi, Ghana and Kenya were selected for the trial because malaria rates are high and they have a long history of use of bed nets and other interventions. (more...)
Florida residents urged to get vaccinated after measles case Florida residents urged to get vaccinated after measles case
- April 24, 2019

As of April 19, 2019, the CDC had confirmed 626 measles cases in the US. The cases have previously been reported in Arizona, California , Colorado, Connecticut, Florida , Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts , Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington . (more...)
NY outbreaks drive United States measles count up to 626 NY outbreaks drive United States measles count up to 626
- April 24, 2019

Twenty-two states have reported cases, but the vast majority have been in New York - mainly in New York City and in nearby Rockland County . The cases have previously been reported in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts , Michigan , Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey , New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington . (more...)
CDC warns measles cases will reach new record high within weeks CDC warns measles cases will reach new record high within weeks
- April 23, 2019

The New York City Health Department also announced Thursday that parents of three children could be fined $1,000 for refusing to vaccinate their kids, and that it was issuing closure orders for four school sites where officials reportedly would not turn over student vaccination records. (more...)
Visit Southlake recently? York Region public health confirms case of measles Visit Southlake recently? York Region public health confirms case of measles
- April 23, 2019

USA officials say 90 measles cases were reported across the United States last week, and 555 cases have been reported in 20 states this year. Although measles is preventable by vaccination , the highly contagious disease is making a comeback in Canada and around the globe - prompting Canada's Chief Public Health Officer to issue a statement on measles and vaccine hesitancy. (more...)
Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo’s Ebola epicenter Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo’s Ebola epicenter
- April 22, 2019

Ghebreyesus said some people were injured in the attack but did not give any figures. A World Health Organization doctor was killed as a result of an attack at a Congo hospital, amid the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Butembo. More than 1,200 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola have been recorded since the outbreak began, with more than 760 deaths confirmed. Many believe that Ebola is a conspiracy cooked up by the government or foreign countries. (more...)
NJ Among Eight Listeria Cases Linked to Deli-Sliced Meats, Cheeses NJ Among Eight Listeria Cases Linked to Deli-Sliced Meats, Cheeses
- April 22, 2019

Several states and federal government agencies are investigating and monitoring the outbreak . All eight patients needed to be hospitalized. The death was reported in MI, according to the CDC . Antibiotics are used to treat the infection. Anyone who has symptoms of listeriosis after eating sliced deli products should contact their health care provider. (more...)
'First' 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels unveiled 'First' 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels unveiled
- April 20, 2019

Using genetic engineering, the scientists then tweaked the various components, reprogramming some of the cells to become cardiac muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes, and some to become cells that generate blood vessels. The heart is seen as step forward in developing artificial organs for transplant. The research began with a sample of fatty tissue which was taken during a biopsy. (more...)
A rasher a day 'increases risk of bowel cancer' A rasher a day 'increases risk of bowel cancer'
- April 20, 2019

In the new study, some 475,581 people aged 40 to 69 were followed for an average of 5.7 years. "Aotearoa New Zealand has one of the highest bowel cancer rates in the world; this study shows we could prevent some of these cancers by changing our diets, consuming less red and processed meat and alcohol, and more wholegrains", says lead author Dr Kathryn Bradbury, a senior research fellow in the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health ... (more...)
Officials investigating lab-confirmed measles case in York Region Officials investigating lab-confirmed measles case in York Region
- April 19, 2019

During a meeting Wednesday, the city's health board said it would be seeking civil, not criminal, penalties against the parents. Israel's Ministry of Health says she may have contracted the disease in NY, in Israel, or on a flight between the two. (more...)