• Oregon Leads Fight Against Trump Anti-Abortion 'Gag Rule'
Oregon Leads Fight Against Trump Anti-Abortion 'Gag Rule'

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and a group of 20 states announced separate lawsuits Monday against the Trump administration's "Protect Life" rule which will partially defund Planned Parenthood along with other abortion providers due to new requirements that federal Title X family planning funds can not go to abortion facilities.

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  • Second Man Is HIV-Free After Stem Cell Transplant
Second Man Is HIV-Free After Stem Cell Transplant

Get push notifications with news, features and more. "At the moment the procedure still carries too much risk to be used in patients who are otherwise well, as daily tablet treatment for HIV is able to usually able to maintain patient's long-term health".

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  • More blood pressure medication recalled for cancer risk
More blood pressure medication recalled for cancer risk

Distributed nationwide online and by pharmacies and retailers including Walmart and Sam's Club, the drug was found to contain trace amounts of a potential human carcinogen, the New Jersey drug company said in a news release. FDA scientists have developed novel and sophisticated testing methods specifically created to detect and measure N-Nitrosodim...

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  • 'London patient': second case ever of HIV remission
'London patient': second case ever of HIV remission

The breakthrough has come via bone marrow transplants that were meant to cure cancer in the patients, not the HIV virus. Ten years ago, another patient in Berlin received a bone marrow transplant from a donor with natural immunity to the virus.

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  • Texas lawmaker says vaccines should be optional because antibiotics exist
Texas lawmaker says vaccines should be optional because antibiotics exist

Measles travels through the air and can linger in an enclosed space for up to two hours. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 90 percent of unvaccinated people exposed to the measles virus come down with the disease.

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  • Trump's Abortion 'Gag Rule' Met With First Legal Challenge
Trump's Abortion 'Gag Rule' Met With First Legal Challenge

The Trump administration's new mandate could direct federal family-planning money to faith-based, anti-abortion groups. The archbishop, who chairs the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. "This rule intentionally strikes at the heart of the patient-provider relationship, inserting political ideology into a family planning visit, which wil...

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  • Questions remain for Windsor-Essex with Ford's planned health system changes
Questions remain for Windsor-Essex with Ford's planned health system changes

Organizing health care providers to work as one coordinated team, focused on patients and specific local needs. People will still be able to choose who provides their care, and more choices will be available through technology, Elliot said, such as giving patients an option to securely access their electronic health records and virtual care optio...

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  • Doctor Reveals Dangerous Content In YouTube Kids Videos
Doctor Reveals Dangerous Content In YouTube Kids Videos

One on YouTube shows a man pop into the frame. Several spliced-in videos with problematic content have been flagged and removed, but the numerous others have been found by Free Hess, a pediatrician and mother. But Nadine Kaslow, a former president of the American Psychological Association and professor at Emory University School of Medicine, to...

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  • Maine Family Planning considers suing over new Trump abortion 'gag rule'
Maine Family Planning considers suing over new Trump abortion 'gag rule'

The rule reinstates President Ronald Reagan's "Protect Life Rule", which bars the "co-location" of federally funded family planning clinics with abortion clinics. Planned Parenthood's president, Leana Wen, called the new rule "unconscionable and unethical". Katherine Ragsdale, the interim president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF...

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  • 'Young Blood' Transfusions to Prevent Aging Are Unproven and Risky, FDA Warns
'Young Blood' Transfusions to Prevent Aging Are Unproven and Risky, FDA Warns

The FDA said that the promoted benefits of such plasma transfusions had not been clinically proved, and noted that this type of procedure could potentially cause harm. "Clinical studies are performed under an IND to help ensure the safety of participants in the trials", the statement read. In those studies, researchers who surgically joined...

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  • Explaining the Vancouver Measles Outbreak
Explaining the Vancouver Measles Outbreak

Duque bared that there are 11,459 measles cases nationwide as of February 20 this year, much higher than the 2,673 measles cases recorded over the same period last year. Nevertheless, the outbreak is close enough to home for VIHA to issue immunization tips - for example, if you were born between 1970 and 1994 or grew up outside of B.C.

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  • 'Zombie deer disease': Can it spread to Staten Island?
'Zombie deer disease': Can it spread to Staten Island?

It is fatal to animals and there are no treatments or vaccines. While in 2018 the authorities confirmed one CWD case in a farmed deer in Quebec, the so-called "zombie deer disease" has spread since past year to three provinces in Canada and more regions across the US.

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  • DOH sees possible reversal of measles outbreak by April
DOH sees possible reversal of measles outbreak by April

So action is coming". British Columbia has had measles outbreaks before including 343 reported cases in 2014 and 87 cases in 2010. "I think we need to take steps in the future, but the step we can all take right now is to have children immunized, and that's what I'm encouraging everyone to do", he said.

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  • Drinking Two Or More Diet Beverages A Day Might Be Dangerous
Drinking Two Or More Diet Beverages A Day Might Be Dangerous

In a study that tracked almost 82,000 postmenopausal women, those who drank two or more diet drinks per day saw their overall stroke risk rise by 23 percent, compared with those who consumed diet drinks less than once a week. Until more work is done, the AHA says the jury remains out on whether artificially sweetened beverages do or do not hast...

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  • Social Networking Giant Facebook Allows Ads to Promote Anti-vaccine Content
Social Networking Giant Facebook Allows Ads to Promote Anti-vaccine Content

That followed reports of measles outbreaks around the world, a global increase of around 30 percent , according to the World Health Organization. Less than a month later, anti-vaccination activists in Washington state rrallied against vaccinations at the capital as a measles outbreak was spreading in the state.

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  • A state-by-state guide to vaccine exemptions in the US
A state-by-state guide to vaccine exemptions in the US

In an update on the measles outbreak in the New York City metro area, eleven additional confirmed cases of measles have been reported in the Rockland County and Brooklyn areas this past week. And, pregnant women who have not received the vaccine should take extra care to avoid exposure to possible infection. Anti-vaccine advocates or "antivaxxers...

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  • Australian government suffers historic defeat over refugee medical bill
Australian government suffers historic defeat over refugee medical bill

Even still, Mr Shorten believes the "incompetent and divided" Morrison government should call an election as soon as possible. Australia will reopen its Christmas Island immigration centre after the Morrison government suffered a historic defeat in the House of Representatives on the refugee medevac bill.

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  • Measles outbreaks are the fault of anti-vaxxers, says World Health Organization
Measles outbreaks are the fault of anti-vaxxers, says World Health Organization

But his mother, Jill Wheeler, described the move as insulting and a "slap in the face", according to Undark . She went on to comment, "It was like him spitting on me, saying, 'You don't know anything, I don't trust you with anything". When we don't see the devastation caused by vaccine-preventable diseases on a daily basis , some people discount ...

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  • Fitbit's New Fitness Trackers Are Only Available to Businesses
Fitbit's New Fitness Trackers Are Only Available to Businesses

The company's response* to our questions waffled a lot, with the only material information being that the devices would be "available exclusively through Fitbit Health Solutions, are available to plan members and employees of Fitbit Health Solutions partners and customers".

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  • No, Drinking 'Beer Before Wine' Won't Prevent a Hangover, Study Finds
No, Drinking 'Beer Before Wine' Won't Prevent a Hangover, Study Finds

Scientists in the United Kingdom and Germany have joined forces to answer an age-old mystery: whether the expression " beer before wine and you'll feel fine; wine before beer and you'll feel queer" has any merit. The day after each trial, students were asked to rate the severity of their hangover symptoms - such as headache, fatigue, dizzi...

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