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Cruise ship with measles case in Saint Lucia won’t dock in Barbados

Cruise ship with measles case in Saint Lucia won’t dock in Barbados Anyone who has not been vaccinated or has not had measles is at risk if they are exposed. Are you at risk of contracting measles if you're already vaccinated? Once you've had measles, your body builds up resistance to the virus and it's highly unlikely you'll get it again. [Full Article...]

‘Avengers’ moviegoers in California may have been exposed to measles

‘Avengers’ moviegoers in California may have been exposed to measles Officials did not say whether the woman had been vaccinated for measles . She is believed to be in her 20s and to have entered the theater at 11 p.m. Avengers: Endgame had the a historic opening at the box office - with $350 million in North America - and people flocked to theaters to see it. Those who have not had measles or the preventive vaccine are at higher risk after an exposure, and sho... [Full Article...]

Congress Holds First ‘Medicare for All’ Hearing

Congress Holds First ‘Medicare for All’ Hearing Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala D. Harris of California, Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Cory A. Booker of New Jersey. As described during the hearing, Medicare for All would implement a government takeover of health care coverage, where all medically necessary services would be paid for by the federal government and all private insurance that duplicates government coverage would be ... [Full Article...]

Starbucks adds three new summer drinks to menu

Starbucks adds three new summer drinks to menu Starbucks rolled out its new summer 2019 offerings Tuesday, announcing the return of fan favorites S'more, Mocha Cookie Crumble and Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccinos, along with one new drink. This is the case for this year's return of the summer S'mores Frappuccino, first introduced in 2015 and continuing as a seasonal specialty until being discontinued in 2018-much to fans' dismay. [Full Article...]

Trump goes retweet insane against Biden, firefighters union

Trump goes retweet insane against Biden, firefighters union Former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off his campaign calling himself "a union man". Former President Ronald Reagan, who was 73 at the time of his re-election, now holds that title. Laura Kamienski is with the Linn County Republicans. Instead, they're using the time to rally support for established candidates. This aligns him with Senate Democrats and against President Trump . [Full Article...]

Born before 1989? Experts say you may need a measles booster shot

Born before 1989? Experts say you may need a measles booster shot Unvaccinated travelers are bringing the cases back to the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now reporting 704 cases of measles in 22 states. Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, said she will request a hearing on the vaccine legislation in May or June. To add to that, there are still many places in the world where the measles is still common . [Full Article...]

2 spa clients contract HIV after facial

Two people who received injection-related facials at a USA spa have now been infected with the same strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to New Mexico health officials. The procedure gained popularity after celebrities such as Kim Kardashian underwent the facial treatment. The agency says more than 100 people have already been tested for HIV, hepatitis B and C. [Full Article...]

United States measles outbreak triggers quarantine at two Los Angeles universities

United States measles outbreak triggers quarantine at two Los Angeles universities The student had attended classes at Franz Hall and Boelter Hall on April 2, 4 and 9, while contagious, and did not enter any other buildings while on campus. Story courtesy of KABC . "It can stay in the air for up to two hours after a sick person coughs or sneezes and can also stay on surfaces for many hours". [Full Article...]

Santé: USA: la pire épidémie de rougeole depuis 2000 - Monde

Santé: USA: la pire épidémie de rougeole depuis 2000 - Monde Bruxelles, le 15 avril 2019 - Le 24 avril 2019, à l'occasion de la Semaine européenne de la vaccination , l'asbl Question Santé, en collaboration avec l'Agence pour une Vie de Qualité, l'Office de la Naissance et de l'Enfance et le Service public bruxellois francophone (Cocof), lance la nouvelle version du site de référence francophone en matière de vaccination . [Full Article...]

US measles cases hit highest level since eradication in 2000

US measles cases hit highest level since eradication in 2000 Health authorities say five cases of measles have been confirmed among Los Angeles County residents so far this year. Till date, measles have been identified in 22 states. The CDC recommends children get two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 to 15 months of age and the second dose at 4 to 6 years of age. [Full Article...]

Trump shifts position on vaccinations, urges parents to 'get the shot.'

Trump shifts position on vaccinations, urges parents to 'get the shot.' Later that year, he clarified that he isn't against vaccinations, but he felt the shots should be administered over a longer period of time. "Autism has become an epidemic". Measles can be easily prevented using vaccines that are typically given shortly after a child born, but it is now spreading in the USA again as the anti-vaccination movement has gained more and more momentum over the pa... [Full Article...]

E coli outbreak hits 10 states; ground beef recalled

E coli outbreak hits 10 states; ground beef recalled Coli O103. The meat is in 48-pound boxes labeled "ground beef puck" for institutional use. Unopened intact ground beef collected from a restaurant where numerous people sickened in the outbreak ate tested positive for E coli O103, but so far there is no definitive link between the product that tested positive and the ongoing E coli outbreak. [Full Article...]

World’s first malaria vaccine to go to 360,000 African children

World’s first malaria vaccine to go to 360,000 African children This latest phase is being co-ordinated by the World Health Organization ( WHO ), which says the vaccine is the first to provide some protection to children. Preventive measures like use of insecticide-treated nets, mosquito repellents, eradicating mosquito breeding grounds, and anti-malaria drugs helped in reducing the disease incidence rate. [Full Article...]

No screen time for babies, only 1 hour for kids under 5

No screen time for babies, only 1 hour for kids under 5 One of the most striking suggestions a World Health Organization panel of experts suggested is that children under the age of five should get no more than one hour of "sedentary" screen time , adding that "less is better". "What we really need to do is bring back play for children". Sleep should be between 11-14 hours, but equally important are "regular sleep and wake-up times " to build... [Full Article...]

CDC: US Seeing Largest Measles Outbreak Since 2000

CDC: US Seeing Largest Measles Outbreak Since 2000 The current number of cases is the second-highest reported in the US since the disease was eliminated in 2000, and just shy by 41 cases in matching the record since that time of 667 cases in 2014. "When we do not get vaccinated, we put our friends, our relatives, our neighbors, our classmates and other fellow New Yorkers at risk". Global coverage for the second dose is even lower, at 67%. [Full Article...]

Brain breakthrough: Decapitated pigs could hold the key to saving lives

Brain breakthrough: Decapitated pigs could hold the key to saving lives In spite of the fact that the present examination was done in pigs and not people, the brain of a pig is bigger and increasingly human-like in comparison to the brains of rodents. When the researchers tested slices of treated brain tissue, they discovered electrical activity in some neurons. The scientists stress that the brains do not show any signs of consciousness - for example, there was no ... [Full Article...]

Jude doctors claim cure for 'bubble boy' disease

Jude doctors claim cure for 'bubble boy' disease Jude doctor Brian Sorrentino who recently died, involves removing some of the babies' blood cells, using the altered HIV to insert the gene that the patients lack - and returning the cells through an IV". It worked by scientists creating the gene required to fix sick patients' DNA in a lab, then injecting it into their bodies inside weakened HIV viruses. [Full Article...]

Should you get vaccinated against measles?

Should you get vaccinated against measles? The 2019 measles outbreak has now reached 555 cases, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) on April 11th. Over the previous year, the largest numbers have been in Ukraine , Madagascar and India, with each reporting more than 60,000 cases. [Full Article...]

Bond de 300% des cas de rougeole dans le monde (OMS)

Bond de 300% des cas de rougeole dans le monde (OMS) Cela représente une augmentation de près de 300% à l'échelle mondiale', a indiqué l'agence spécialisée de l'ONU dans un communiqué, précisant qu'il s'agissait de chiffres provisoires et donc encore incomplets. Pourtant, l'OMS a balayé à plusieurs reprises ces critiques et il a été établi que l'auteur de la publication, le Britannique Andrew Wakefield, avait falsifié ses résultats, et plusieurs é... [Full Article...]

Tours : 20 ans d'enquête révèlent les dangers de l'ibuprofène et du kétoprofène

Ils faisaient déjà l'objet de signalements pour des complications infectieuses graves . L'Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM) a ouvert une enquête nationale de pharmacovigilance en juin 2018 au sujet de certains anti-inflammatoires non stéroïdiens (AINS). [Full Article...]


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