• Bacterial disease transmitted from dogs to humans confirmed at commercial breeding facility
Bacterial disease transmitted from dogs to humans confirmed at commercial breeding facility

Some 200 people who recently bought dogs from a breeder in south-central Iowa are being urged to have the animals tested for canine brucellosis . Despite the control of rabies in domestic dogs in the United States of America, each year interactions with suspect animals result in the need to observe or test hundreds of thousands of animals and ...

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  • New Cases Of Measles Confirmed In Georgia
New Cases Of Measles Confirmed In Georgia

Jewish Orthodox nurses are trying to debunk misinformation they say people who are against vaccinations have spread through these communities. It is one of the most contagious diseases in the world and can cause serious complications, especially among young children, adults with weakened immune systems and the elderly.

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  • NJ Planet Fitness Locations Offering Free Memberships for Teens
NJ Planet Fitness Locations Offering Free Memberships for Teens

The promotion allows 15 - to 18-year-olds to work out for free at their gyms, encouraging them to get in shape safely and have some fun. Those interested must visit their local planet fitness to sign up in person. Teens must work out at only the location where they sign up. More than 50 teens who signed up for the program will be randomly selec...

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  • Measles outbreak: Even President Trump is urging people to get children vaccinated
Measles outbreak: Even President Trump is urging people to get children vaccinated

The first order barred unvaccinated children from schools and other public places. "This has to change", said Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Ruppert. The measles is spread through coughing and sneezing, and the virus has the ability to live in the air for almost two hours after an infected person coughs or sneezes, thus infecting mass numbers...

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  • CDC: Depending on age, you may need booster for protection from measles
CDC: Depending on age, you may need booster for protection from measles

Some 169 million children missed the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017, an annual average of 21.1 million per year, according to a report released Thursday by the UN's children's agency. A single case of measles will infect up to 95 percent of unvaccinated people who are exposed. "However due to ongoing measles outbreaks...

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  • USA nears measles record with 71 new cases: 3 things to know
USA nears measles record with 71 new cases: 3 things to know

Measles was declared eliminated from the U.S.in 2000, nearly 40 years after the first live measles vaccine was licensed. "We're very anxious about measles ", Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told the Board of Supervisors.

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  • Confirmed case of measles in York Region, public may have been exposed
Confirmed case of measles in York Region, public may have been exposed

It was last April 9 that the Health Department issued an Emergency Order mandating all individuals ages 6 months and older who live, work, and go to school in particular ZIP codes to receive the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine to prevent the spread of measles in the city.

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  • Illinois Senate to Trump: No tax return, no spot on ballot
Illinois Senate to Trump: No tax return, no spot on ballot

Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., of using its resources to smear him pushed back Sunday , saying the 2020 Democratic presidential contender was attempting to "muzzle" journalists with its independent news outfit, ThinkProgress. As part of his policy agenda, Sanders has proposed a big expansion of the estate tax, lowering the threshold where it kicks in...

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  • Measles emergency in NYC
Measles emergency in NYC

Lawyer Michael Sussman said Wednesday that the city overreached its authority by threatening to fine residents of four Brooklyn ZIP codes if they refuse to have their children vaccinated. There have been 168 cases reported in Rockland since the fall. "And they may spread measles to people who can not get vaccinated because they are too young or...

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  • After Inspiring Obamacare, Mitt Romney Is Pitching In On Its Replacement
After Inspiring Obamacare, Mitt Romney Is Pitching In On Its Replacement

About 11.8 million consumers nationwide enrolled in 2018 Obamacare exchange plans, according to the US government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. "They simply can not help themselves". "Americans are facing higher health care costs than ever, but this administration's lawsuit would drive up prices and put coverage out of reach for tho...

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  • Trump Justice Dept. Asks Court of Appeals to Erase Obamacare
Trump Justice Dept. Asks Court of Appeals to Erase Obamacare

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution directing the Justice Department to give Congress all records on Federal Bureau of Investigation obstruction of justice or counterintelligence probes against President Donald Trump .

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  • House Fails to Override Trump Veto of His Border Emergency
House Fails to Override Trump Veto of His Border Emergency

Tuesday's vote bolsters Trump's drive to build a wall along the boundary with Mexico, a hallmark of his 2016 presidential campaign and a priority of his presidency. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, representing a district surrounding El Paso along the Mexican border. The battle over Trump's emergency declaration also shifts to the courts, with various ...

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  • Measled outbreak in New Zealand’s Canterbury climbs to 20 confirmed cases
Measled outbreak in New Zealand’s Canterbury climbs to 20 confirmed cases

People who were born before 1969 or have had two shots of the MMR vaccinations are considered "fully protected" Pink said, but those aged between 29 and 50 who have only had one measles vaccination are not considered immune, and will require an additional shot.

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  • No child should die from vaccine-preventable diseases - health experts
No child should die from vaccine-preventable diseases - health experts

Although it was considered eliminated in the United States in 2000, the current outbreaks are largely linked to worldwide travelers bringing back the disease, which then spreads through pockets of unvaccinated people or communities, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .

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  • Trump Administration to Take Millions Away from Abortion Providers
Trump Administration to Take Millions Away from Abortion Providers

Planned Parenthood has said the administration appears to be targeting them, and calls the policy a "gag rule". The Washington Post stated that Planned Parenthood, which serves about 41% of Title X patients and receives $60 million from the program, will not accept funds under this new rule because "it would compromise its ethical obligation...

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  • US President Donald Trump to Sign Wall Funding Deal, Declare National Emergency
US President Donald Trump to Sign Wall Funding Deal, Declare National Emergency

Funding for those agencies is due to expire on Friday, which would trigger another partial federal shutdown on Saturday morning if Congress and Trump do not act quickly. Last month, Trump highlighted words from Rep. Adam Schiff about Trump's ability to use a national emergency to suggest that he has the ability to use it in this circumstance.

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  • Measles cases in Europe tripled a year ago, World Health Organization says
Measles cases in Europe tripled a year ago, World Health Organization says

The WHO also said record numbers of children are getting the vaccine - offering hope the rise in infections may not last. In the Philippines, there have been more than 1,800 measles cases and 26 deaths so far this year, according to the country's Department of Health Epidemiology Bureau.

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  • Measles cases confirmed in northwest Harris County
Measles cases confirmed in northwest Harris County

And, the Pan American Health Organization, the World Health Organization and other news sources reported significant increases in measles cases during the week ending February 2, 2019 . The measles vaccine is reported to be very effective; 97 percent of those who receive both vaccinations are immune. They said there's no shortage of these vacci...

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  • Viral Instagram Egg Partnered With Hulu To Raise Mental Health Awareness
Viral Instagram Egg Partnered With Hulu To Raise Mental Health Awareness

The video post on @ world_record_egg's Instagram references the website talkingegg.info , which features links to various mental health organizations around the globe. Since the egg went viral, two questions have been on everyone's minds: what does the egg mean and who created it? But the egg ad wasn't the only big reveal for the social med...

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  • Local health officials urge people to get measles vaccine
Local health officials urge people to get measles vaccine

Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, says the response would be immediate. The reason, according to an article in the Hartford Courant , is that the majority of Connecticut's population has been vaccinated.

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  • Phoenix police seek workers' DNA after woman in coma gives birth
Phoenix police seek workers' DNA after woman in coma gives birth

In response, the Arizona Department of Economic Security and Phoenix police launched an investigation into the facility. An attorney for the family of the vegetative woman said on Tuesday that the baby boy is healthy but it's not clear who now has custody of the child, reported KPHO .

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  • New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program
New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

The liberal mayor said the plan will serve the 600,000 New Yorkers who don't have insurance by strengthening NYC's public health insurance option, MetroPlus . Primary care, mental health and substance abuse services will be affordable on a sliding scale. It's part of a sweeping health care plan Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled just hours after being...

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  • Flu season has returned
Flu season has returned

Bankole also said that after the 2009 outbreak of H1N1, people developed improved natural immunity to the virus, which means symptoms tend to be milder even for people who contract the flu. If you don't have medical insurance, you can go to a County public health center to get vaccinated. "It's just a slow upward, so we're only at the beginning of ...

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  • Powell Meeting On? Depends on Who You Ask
Powell Meeting On? Depends on Who You Ask

By Rich MillerFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has managed to assuage fickle financial markets by muddying the central bank's monetary message. The two former central bank chairs also threw their support behind Powell and Fed independence following months of escalating criticism from Donald Trump .

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  • Kentucky Health Officials Report Widespread Flu Activity
Kentucky Health Officials Report Widespread Flu Activity

Although there have been no local confirmed cases reported to the state, that simply means they have not been reported, officials said. During the entire flu season there were 333 flu-related deaths in Kentucky previous year, five of which were pediatric.

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