• 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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  • Court rules Obamacare is unconstitutional
Court rules Obamacare is unconstitutional

In February, Attorney General Paxton and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel led a 20-state coalition lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare, explaining that Congress rendered all of Obamacare unconstitutional by doing away with the tax penalty in Obamacare's individual mandate when it enacted President Trump's tax overhaul.

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  • This is the best time to get your flu vaccines
This is the best time to get your flu vaccines

What should they say to those who have fears that the shot will give them the flu? The outbreak reached Wyoming, and one of the notable locals to die in the pandemic was Irma Garlow, the 34-year-old daughter of Buffalo Bill Cody. "Even in December, it's not too late for New Jersey seniors to get a flu shot", said Melissa Jevic Evans, nurse practiti...

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  • British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive
British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive

We have seen progress both at home, through initiatives such as the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, and overseas, through the success of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which marks its 15th anniversary this year. According to HIV organisation Terrence Higgins Trust , "this means the levels of HIV are so low that the virus can no...

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  • 20% Rise in Insulin Use by 2030, Study Says
20% Rise in Insulin Use by 2030, Study Says

In the next 12 years, half of those with type 2 diabetes won't be able to receive potentially life-saving insulin unless access to the drug improves, new research shows . Inspite of UN's dedication to cure non-communicable illnesses and safeguard comprehensive acquisition to drugs for diabetes covering much of the world insulin is scarce and needle...

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  • Streator Post Office hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Streator Post Office hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Day

In most cases, changes in the breast are not signs of cancer but to be sure, you should have them checked by your doctor or nurse practitioner. Generally, a biopsy of a detected mass in the breast is taken and sent to a pathologist who determines if the tumor is aggressive or localized and if the cancer has metasticized.

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  • Viral outbreak kills 6 children at NJ facility
Viral outbreak kills 6 children at NJ facility

This strain is associated with disease in communal living facilities, the officials said. The facility is not admitting any new patients until the outbreak ends, the statement said. Health officials are working with the centre on infection control issues. After experiencing cases of adenovirus in its paediatric unit, the centre notified gover...

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  • Lady Gaga Speaks Out About the International Mental Health Crisis
Lady Gaga Speaks Out About the International Mental Health Crisis

The Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health states that African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general public. We are delighted to partner with Hamad Medical Corporation to champion this important global initiative. Main triggers include relationship problems, family issues, abu...

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  • What is acute flaccid myelitis, the mysterious polio-like disorder affecting kids?
What is acute flaccid myelitis, the mysterious polio-like disorder affecting kids?

Thirty-eight cases of AFM have been confirmed in the United States so far this year, according to the CDC . "The CDC has indicated there might be some increases in cases, and in mid-September we advised health care providers to be vigilant and report to the health department so that we can pass on the information to the CDC ", Arnold said.

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  • Why You Absolutely Need to get a Flu Shot This Year
Why You Absolutely Need to get a Flu Shot This Year

The entire flu season is long and can last half the year. Among the general population, flu vaccination rates for all ages groups during the 2017-2018 season remained below 40% in the United States. During last winter's flu season, vaccines barely worked at all in keeping seniors out of the hospital, with roughly 24 percent effectiveness. "Be...

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  • Trump invokes Kavanaugh to stir up Republican turnout
Trump invokes Kavanaugh to stir up Republican turnout

He took his oaths of office in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court on Saturday evening. "The Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional", he said . Trump continued: "And with that I must state that you, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent". This week alone, he's expected to hold rallies in Iowa, Pennsylvania...

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  • Odenville Police to wear pink badges for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Odenville Police to wear pink badges for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

She said: "My campaign approach has always been about inclusion of all. And actually most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer which is why it is so important to get your annual screening mammogram", Rachel O'Connor, a doctor at Diagnostic Radiology MultiCare Rockwood Breast Health Center said.

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  • How Democrats And Republicans Are Reacting To The FBI Report On Kavanaugh
How Democrats And Republicans Are Reacting To The FBI Report On Kavanaugh

But Republicans moved forward with plans for a key procedural vote today and a final vote tomorrow on confirming the conservative federal appeals judge for a lifetime job on the top United States court. It had been a smooth process by Washington's bumpy standards until Christine Blasey Ford , then other women, came forward with their accusations...

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