• Cases of Measles Now in Michigan as Washtenaw Adds 1 Person
Cases of Measles Now in Michigan as Washtenaw Adds 1 Person

The number of measles cases in Canterbury had risen to 37 on Friday March 29, with a further nine cases under investigation. Known exposure sites in Oakland County are listed at Oakgov.com/health. Measles vaccine, or other acceptable documentation of immunity to measles, is recommended for all persons travelling internationally. The disease can s...

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  • Williamsburg residents could face 'forcible vaccinations' amid measles outbreak
Williamsburg residents could face 'forcible vaccinations' amid measles outbreak

In declaring a public health emergency, Commissioner of Health Dr. Oxiris Barbot said the number of cases diagnosed within certain zip codes of Williamsburg "continues to grow as new cases are still occurring" and that he deemed this to be an "existing threat to public health in the City of NY".

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  • New York City orders mandatory measles vaccines for some
New York City orders mandatory measles vaccines for some

What about the nationwide outbreak? As part of the emergency order, all residents of four Williamsburg zip codes - 11205, 11206, 11211 and 11249 - must be vaccinated against measles , mumps and rubella if they are not already. "We have to stop it now". Schlesinger is trying to reverse false information being spread about the measles vaccine t...

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  • Global health threat found in Illinois: CDC
Global health threat found in Illinois: CDC

Past year in the month of May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery and to the hospital's surprise, the man's blood test revealed he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious, TOI reports .

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  • Poor diet
Poor diet "kills more people than smoking"

Interestingly enough, the study also finds that a diet low in whole grains was the next leading cause of diet-related deaths globally. High levels of unhealthy red and processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages, trans-fatty acids and salt - all known to be health risks - were compared with the effects of a diet low in many healthy foods.

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  • The vegan meat that isn't made for vegans
The vegan meat that isn't made for vegans

The new recipe differs from the other veggie burgers now on offer at the chain, in that it has been made to mimic the look, feel and taste of real meat. White Castle announced in December that it would permanently add the Impossible slider on its menu. The Silicon Valley company, founded in 2011, is planning to launch its products in supermarkets l...

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  • Ottawa Public Health announces measles case
Ottawa Public Health announces measles case

The vaccine is free and available from general practitioners. Their statement reads; " Measles is a serious illness and is highly infectious". It is emblematic of a series of fierce, sometimes connected measles outbreaks - in places as diverse as Indonesia, the Philippines, Madagascar and Venezuela - that have shaken global health officials, rev...

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  • Poor Diet Causes Hundred of Deaths in India: Lancet Study
Poor Diet Causes Hundred of Deaths in India: Lancet Study

The vast majority of diet-related deaths were due to heart disease, followed by cancers and Type 2 diabetes. In 2017, there was a 10-fold difference between the country with the highest rate of diet-related deaths Uzbekistan and the lowest Israel - 892 per 100,000 people and 89.

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  • Cigna caps insulin prices at $25
Cigna caps insulin prices at $25

Patients could start benefiting from the lower out-of-pocket costs in the next few months, depending on when employers decide to opt-in, according to an Express Scripts spokesman. The average out-of-pocket cost for insulin for a typical patient insured by Cigna or Express Scripts previous year was $41.50 a month, Express Scripts said .

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  • FDA Probing Reports of Seizures by Users of E-Cigarettes
FDA Probing Reports of Seizures by Users of E-Cigarettes

The agency said in its statement on Wednesday that in numerous seizure reports, it couldn't identify a specific brand or sub-brand of device. The FDA said numerous reports it had received lacked enough information to identify a specific brand or sub-brand of e-cigarettes.

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  • Mueller report to Congress, public by April
Mueller report to Congress, public by April

According to the Washington Post, Barr will not send the 400-page report to the White House for a "privilege review" before showing to Congress . Trump has repeatedly called Barr's summary of the Mueller report a "total exoneration" of the president and has said it would be fine with him if the report was made public.

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  • Trump's battle with 'Obamacare' moves to the courts
Trump's battle with 'Obamacare' moves to the courts

Despite the president's confidence in his party's ability to enact a new health care law, congressional Republicans are not so sure. Even though all of this is bad for consumers, Trump saw it as a ideal way to kill President Barack Obama's signature health care reform after his repeal efforts died in Congress.

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  • Court blocks Trump rule allowing cheaper health insurance
Court blocks Trump rule allowing cheaper health insurance

For now, the Justice Department's letter won't change anything for those insured through the ACA, but the issue will likely gain political attention as it works its way through the courts and could land at the Supreme Court for the third time.

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  • NY county declares measles outbreak emergency
NY county declares measles outbreak emergency

During the outbreak, more than 17,000 vaccinations have been given in the county, according to CNN . The Rockland announcement follows measles outbreaks in California, Illinois, Texas and Washington and is part of a global resurgence of the viral infection, according to the U.S.

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  • New York County Declares Measles Outbreak, Bans Unvaccinated Children From Public Places
New York County Declares Measles Outbreak, Bans Unvaccinated Children From Public Places

Rockland County will declare a countywide State of Emergency in connection to the ongoing measles outbreak according to WPIX . Much of the measles cases in NY have been concentrated among children of Orthodox Jewish families, many of whom attend religious schools where the vaccination rates are below 95 percent, which is the thresho...

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  • OxyContin painkiller makers settle lawsuit for $270m
OxyContin painkiller makers settle lawsuit for $270m

Almost $200 million will go toward establishing a National Center for Addiction Studies and Treatment at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, while local governments will get $12.5 million. "This endowment will allow us to assist communities in Oklahoma and across the nation ravaged by the opioid epidemic with innovative approaches to address th...

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  • Rockland declares state of emergency over measles outbreak
Rockland declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

There's no word on how this ban will be enforced, or what the punishment would be for parents who violate the rule. "It's an attention grab, there's no question about it", Rockland County Executive Ed Day said at a news conference, noting that he didn't believe such a drastic step has ever been tried in the US before.

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  • Number of Ebola cases in Congo exceeds 1,000
Number of Ebola cases in Congo exceeds 1,000

The death toll is at 629 - 564 are confirmed from Ebola and 65 probable. The World Health Organization noted that the outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces has recently shown an increase in the number of cases reported by week, with Katwa, Butembo, Masereka and Mandima accounting for over 80% of all cases in the last 21 days.

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  • There's Probably Pesticide On the Produce You Just Bought
There's Probably Pesticide On the Produce You Just Bought

Several fruits and vegetables were found with relatively few pesticides, placing them on EWG's "Clean 15 " list . Researchers found residue from at least two pesticides on 92-percent of the kale they tested. Numerous pesticides detected by EWG have always been banned in the European Union and have been the subject of concern at the EPA-but th...

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  • FDA Approves Zulresso, First Drug for Postpartum Depression
FDA Approves Zulresso, First Drug for Postpartum Depression

Whether the treatment gets covered by insurance is determined by each insurance company . Especially when you compare it to current treatments like counseling and antidepressants . In a world-first, an effective, fast-acting medication has been developed to address postpartum depression has been approved in America. One of the studies evaluated...

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