• Ocasio-Cortez for impeachment proceedings after reading report
Ocasio-Cortez for impeachment proceedings after reading report

He said that New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "is really off base" with her contention at a Town Hall last week that the veterans health care system is efficient and "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". "For one of us to make it through, a hundred of us have to try", someone says. "I just don't want let them down". The docume...

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  • The new World Health Organization screen time for kids limits are super-strict
The new World Health Organization screen time for kids limits are super-strict

Sedentary screen time should be no more than 1 hour; less is better. The global guidelines recommend a limit of just one hour sedentary screen time, which includes sitting still playing games on devices, for those aged between two and five years old.

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  • The Tennessee measles case came through Chattanooga
The Tennessee measles case came through Chattanooga

The Ministry of Health recently highlighted that since 2012, all cases of measles in New Zealand came from travellers bringing the disease from overseas and that there are now significant measles outbreaks in many countries. NY is also responsible for an outbreak in MI, after an Israeli traveler who spent the winter in Brooklyn drove to Detroit t...

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  • Measles cases in U.S. hit highest mark in 25 years
Measles cases in U.S. hit highest mark in 25 years

Lim advises anyone concerned to consult with a doctor, especially adults in the high-risk population who travel internationally, work with the elderly, in health care or with children. Among those who are unvaccinated, it may be because of personal beliefs and medical reasons. However, measles is still common in many parts of the world, including s...

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  • LA County Health Officials Are Investigating A Measles Outbreak
LA County Health Officials Are Investigating A Measles Outbreak

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating a measles outbreak after five measles cases were confirmed so far this year among county residents, CBS Los Angeles reports . The virus can be airborne and spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes. "After just one dose of MMR vaccine about 95 per cent of people will b...

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  • Attackers kill Ebola worker in Democratic Republic of Congo
Attackers kill Ebola worker in Democratic Republic of Congo

It is the second most serious known outbreak of the life-threatening haemorrhagic fever. "I and all of WHO are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and brother Dr Mouzoko", WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement.

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  • Israeli flight attendant in coma after getting measles
Israeli flight attendant in coma after getting measles

Health professionals diagnosed her with encephalitis , which can develop if the brain becomes infected during the rash phase of the measles, according to the Encephalitis Society . We are not sure if the case involves a child or an adult. As of April 5 this year, the DOH recorded 28,362 measles cases nationwide, up from the over 6,000 cases ...

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  • Deadly Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats Cheeses
Deadly Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats Cheeses

The patients all reported eating different types of meats and cheeses from deli counters at different stores, which is why health officials haven't named any stores or deli products that may have spread the bacteria. All patients were hospitalized, and the patient who died is from MI. For more information, check the CDC advisory here. Lister...

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  • Measles confirmed in Tennessee
Measles confirmed in Tennessee

Phillips. In addition, we are asking you to be aware of the signs and symptoms of measles. People who may have been exposed to measles and who have not been immunized, may receive measles immunization and be protected from developing the disease.

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  • Measles Cases Rose By 300% Globally Between January and March
Measles Cases Rose By 300% Globally Between January and March

Measles cases shot up by 300 percent globally in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same period previous year, the United Nations has said . In 1980, just 17 per cent of one-year olds received the first dose of the measles vaccine. "To be told that we should wait for someone to die because of this disease is absolutely beyond belie...

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  • Possible measles exposure in York Region
Possible measles exposure in York Region

The cases bring the state total to 42 for 2019. She now has meningoencephalitis, a disease caused by infection or inflammation of the brain and the thin layers of tissue covering the brain called the meninges, the Times of Israel reports , citing local media.

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  • FDA orders surgical mesh for pelvic operations off the market
FDA orders surgical mesh for pelvic operations off the market

In a statement to CNBC, Boston Scientific described the news as disappointing. "Although we welcome this long-overdue action, this ban comes too late for the thousands of women who have been irreparably harmed by these devices, long after the FDA knew the devices had 'not demonstrated a reasonable assurance of safety, '" Public Citizen said...

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  • World Health Organization raises alarm over 300% increase in case of measles globally
World Health Organization raises alarm over 300% increase in case of measles globally

This is the second-greatest number of cases reported in the US since measles was deemed eliminated in 2000. "The majority of people who got measles were unvaccinated", the CDC noted. Those rises were attributed to the disease spreading "fast among clusters of unvaccinated people", the United Nations agency added. "That's something that happ...

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  • Hope for ready-made organs as 3D printer creates miniature heart
Hope for ready-made organs as 3D printer creates miniature heart

It marked "the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers", said Tal Dvir, who led the project. In order to print the heart, the researchers started by taking fatty tissue from a patient. The tissue's cellular materials were separated from those t...

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  • With Measles Outbreaks, A Deadly But Preventable Disease Returns
With Measles Outbreaks, A Deadly But Preventable Disease Returns

The new cases were reported a day after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced mandatory MMR vaccinations for everyone living in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood - in one of the toughest measures against an outbreak in U.S.

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  • 4 key takeaways from William Barr's testimony on the Mueller report
4 key takeaways from William Barr's testimony on the Mueller report

Top US Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Monday they want Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress about his investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 election campaign. The inquiry is separate from the Justice Department's inspector general probe on the matter, a source told Bloomberg News . "I feel that I ha...

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  • Excessive calcium tablet consumption increases risk of cancer
Excessive calcium tablet consumption increases risk of cancer

Further research on this potential connection is needed. Association between dietary supplement use, nutrient intake, and mortality among United States adults: a cohort study . When considering nutrient intake alone and the associated risk of death, researchers found that adequate intake of vitamin K and magnesium were linked to lower mortalit...

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  • Measles outbreak in USA raises concerns over unvaccinated population
Measles outbreak in USA raises concerns over unvaccinated population

But a judge last week overturned it, saying it's not yet a clear emergency. Measles has been confirmed in eight children, ranging in age from 6 months to 14 years old, all of whom live in northern Westchester and were not vaccinated, CBS New York reports .

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  • Barr forms team to review FBI's actions in Trump probe
Barr forms team to review FBI's actions in Trump probe

Barr's statement that he expected to release a redacted version of Mueller's almost 400-page report next week marked a slight change from the estimate he gave Tuesday, when he said the release would be within a week. "And in many ways your letter raises more question than it answers". "That's great news he's looking into how this whole thing star...

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  • NYC mayor orders mandatory measles vaccinations amid 'health emergency'
NYC mayor orders mandatory measles vaccinations amid 'health emergency'

Meanwhile, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention elevated its response to measles , establishing a larger team to focus on outbreaks that have sickened 465 people nationwide this year - the second-greatest number of cases reported in the US since measles was eliminated domestically in 2000.

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